Ezra Pound

November 15, 2011|
Ezra Pound by Alec Marsh
Earn 125 plum® points
Ships free on orders over $35

Ships within 3-5 weeks

Not available in stores

Prices and offers may vary in store


Genius, Confucian, fascist, traitor, peace activist—Ezra Pound—love him or hate him, he is impossible to ignore as one of the most influential modernists and controversial poets of the twentieth century. His life, as Alec Marsh makes clear in this biography, raises vital questions for anyone interested in politics, art, and poetry.
No writer of his stature promoted so many acquaintances who would go on to become such distinguished names in their own right—James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Ford Madox Ford were among the many who benefited from Pound’s enthusiasm and editorial suggestions. And without Pound’s generosity to his fellow writers, literary modernism might not have happened, or have been the significant, influential movement that it became. Yet by 1925, Pound himself was living in obscurity in Italy, having trouble publishing his own work. There he became a Mussolini enthusiast and was eventually indicted for treason by the United States before being judged mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Marsh takes us inside these years in an attempt to uncover what happened. How did such a great modern artist succomb to such views? Was he a traitor? And was he, in fact, insane? Analyzing Pound’s prose and poetry as well as his magnum opus, The Cantos, Marsh provides clear insights into Pound’s work as well as a coherent account of his troubled life that will be essential reading for students and fans of modernist literature.
Alec Marsh is professor of English at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on Ezra Pound, is the author of Money and Modernity: Pound, Williams, and the Spirit of Jefferson, and is president of the Ezra Pound Society.
Title:Ezra PoundFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:247 pages, 7.88 X 5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:247 pages, 7.88 X 5 X 1 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Reaktion BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1861898622

ISBN - 13:9781861898623

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: