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by William Cookson,Ezra Pound

  • ISBN: 057109824X
  • Category: Essays and Correspondence
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: William Cookson,Ezra Pound
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; First U.K. Edition edition (January 29, 1973)
  • Pages: 444
  • ePub book: 1685 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1129 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 469

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Selected Prose, 1909-65. Published by Faber and Faber, London (1973). 4. SELECTED PROSE 1909-1965. William Cookson- Introduction). Published by Faber & Faber,, London, (1973).

Selected Prose, 1909-65. ISBN 10: 057109824X ISBN 13: 9780571098248.

The sixty-six pieces in Pound's "Selected Prose 1909-1965" are arranged . His first book, A Lume Spento, a small collection of poems, was published in Venice in 1908.

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.

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Selected Prose, book.

By Ezra Pound, William Cookson. Selected Prose, 1909-1965. By Ezra Pound, William Cookson. 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. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. Publisher: New Directions.

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He was brought up in Surrey and London, and educated at Westminster School and New College, Oxford. At 16, he started a correspondence with Ezra Pound who started mentoring him and introducing him to his network of contacts.

Ezra Pound's biography and life story On his mother's side Pound was descended from William Wadsworth, a. .

Ezra Pound's biography and life story. Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry. On his mother's side Pound was descended from William Wadsworth, a Puritan who emigrated from England to Boston on the Lion in 1632. The museum's visitors' books show that Pound was often to be found during 1912 and 1913 in the Print Room examining Japanese Nishiki-e inscribed with traditional Japanese waka verse, a 10th century genre of poetry whose economy and strict conventions undoubtedly contributed to Imagist techniques of composition.

Pound-Ford, the Story of a Literary Friendship: The Correspondence between Ezra Pound and Ford Madox Ford and Their Writings about Each Other, New Directions, 1982. Ezra Pound and Dorothy Shakespear: Their Letters, 1909-1914, New Directions, 1984. Pound-Lewis: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis, New Directions, 1985.

Comments

LoboThommy LoboThommy
The essays collected here would be difficulty to obtain elsewhere, and they present Pound at his typicalyl opinionated, rancorous best. A welcome, valuable item.
Kamuro Kamuro
I love a lot of the writing in this book: Pound's obit for Eliot, the opening note, the essays on Confucius and Mencius, the essay on Adams and Jefferson, etc. Robert Anton Wilson also highly recommends this book.
Hadadel Hadadel
Inarguably America's most prolific poet and essayist, Pound is probably the most influential of all American poets and possibly the best. This collection of essays gives a more representative view of the complete thinker in all fields of knowledge than does the collection assembled by T. S. Eliot. Pound comes out of the line of Donne and Browning--more musician than painter, more an inhabitant of time than of space, an awesome organic discourse machine (before word-processing, even!), whose syntactical energies, whether in verse or prose, are always fascinating if not compelling (the "content" is another matter).

Having survived Browning's Sordello (which I'm unconvinced Pound did, or he wouldn't be making ridiculous statements about moving on to a more "modern" form of poetic discourse), I thought I'd give its offspring some of my time. Too many discussions of Pound simply apologize quickly and awkwardly for his anti-semiticism, and move on. Given all the "suspected" and covert anti-Semites in the arts, give Pound credit, at least, for the courage of his convictions (like a suicide bomber), regardless of how wrong-headed they were. Also, it may be necessary to give more attention to his writings in this area (admittedly often ramblings) to come to a better understanding of the most notoriously difficult poem by an American poet, "The Cantos." Pound obsesses on the subject of "usury" for a hundred or more pages in this prose collection, enough to allow the reader to see in greater clarity the connection between the American and Italian authors of literature's two most famous "Cantos," since Dante provides a place for usurers in the eighth, penultimate circle of The Infernal.

Pound's view of modern economics, of course, is wildly reactionary and hopelessly fantastical in addition to the unfortunate (especially for him) scapegoating and personified demons that it gave rise to--whether metaphorical, literal, or a mixture of both often hard to say, though the effect remains the same: Pound's ranting against usury and its practitioners led to his being viewed not merely as anti-semitic, anti-free enterprise, unpatriotic, but criminally insane; similarly, D. H. Lawrence's incessant (and insistent) preaching about the glories of sex and his denunciation of all things WASPish led to his being branded little more than a pervert if not a dirty old man.

In both cases, it's not sufficient to ignore or "excuse" the distasteful parts. Without such dispositions, excesses, obsessions, etc., neither writer would have been the artist he was. In fact, perhaps with the exception of the few inferior creators who pass Tolstoy's morality test, bid the artist and his art goodbye. Commerce will always manage to fill the void.
Fordrelis Fordrelis
..The book does contain vaulable insights, and information, but mostly in reference to other books and or people. The section devoted to Confucius could be summed up as saying "Ezra Pound really liked Confucius for reasons he never seemed to get around to mentioning." Because of this book I am even more curious about the economics of Silvio Gesell and I plan to read the Adams-Jefferson letters. I also want to find out more about the economic history of the United States. But this book has only pointed me in these directions, but it provides frusteratingly little information on these subjects. In the early part of the book Pound uses the metaphor "diamonds mixed with mud and then dumped in Iceland" to describe, well I completely forget, but it's an apt metaphor for this book. There are gems there but you have to dig and dig and dig.
So it gets one star. So what is five stars? Those are books that in the humble opinion of the reviewer should be read by every man, woman, child, Irishperson, and dog on the planet. For example S.I. Hiyakawa's Language in Thought and Action or Robert Anton Wilson's Quantum Psychology... Thanks for your attention.
Mataxe Mataxe
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