Selected Prose by Ezra PoundSelected Prose by Ezra Pound

Selected Prose

byEzra Pound

Paperback | January 1, 1981

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"In making this selection, " writes William Cookson in his introduction to this paperback edition of early and out-of-print writings, "my aim has been to show the unity of Ezra Pound's concern." The sixty-six pieces in Pound's "Selected Prose 1909-1965" are arranged thematically, and while they are organized chronologically within several groupings, there are natural cross-currents of thoughts among them. Particular emphasis, however, is given to the article concerned with "Civilization, Money and History." This section contains such essential texts as the "ABC of Economics" and "What is Money For?" as well as two essays - "Gold and Work" and "A Visiting Car" - translated from Pound's Italian and never before published in English in their entirety. Much space is devoted, too, to Pound's evaluation of his native America, its history, culture, economy, and his 1913 essay, "Patria Mia, " is reprinted.
With T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound was one of the two main influences on British and U.S. poetry between the two world wars. The collection of his Letters, 1907--1941 revealed the great erudition of this most controversial expatriate poet. Born in Idaho, Pound graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and went abroad to live in 1908. His...
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Title:Selected ProseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:January 1, 1981Publisher:New Directions

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ISBN - 10:0811205746

ISBN - 13:9780811205740

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In making this selection, the author writes in his introduction to this paperback edition of early and out-of-print writings, 'my aim has been to show the unity of Ezra Pound's concerns.' The sixty-six pieces in Pound's Selected Prose 1909-1965 are arranged thematically, and while they are organized chronologically within several groupings, there are natural cross-currents of thoughts among them.