Ezra weston loomis pound was born in idaho in 1885 a childhood friend was hilda doolittle, who would become known as an imagist poet under the initials 'h d' (the initialism was pound's own pr idea) and, later, as a novelist. Ezra pound society 2k likes the ezra pound society is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of ezra pound's work, and is committed to readers, scholars. Pound was born in a small mining town in idaho, the only child of a federal land office official, homer loomis pound of wisconsin, and isabel weston of new york city about 1887 the family moved to the eastern states, and in june 1889, following homer pound's appointment to the us mint in. Find make it new by pound, ezra at biblio uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Make it new, ezra pound proclaimed in this revolution, words were set free from syntax, notes from traditional harmonies and color and line from perspective dramatic works became musical and music became visual, and writings became sculptural.
Bbc ezra pound's daughter, 86-year-old mary de rachewiltz, is trying to stop an italian anti-immigration group, casapound, from using her father's name the issue is especially pressing. Ezra pound, the most aggressively modern of these poets, made make it new his battle cry his battle cry in london pound encountered and encouraged his fellow expatriate eliot, who wrote what is arguably the most famous poem of the twentieth century— the waste land —using revolutionary techniques of composition, such as the collage. Get textbooks on google play rent and save from the world's largest ebookstore read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Ezra weston loomis pound was an american expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the modernist movement in early-to-mid 20th century poetry pound's the cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as the songs—although it never is pound's ear was.
Ezra pound's maxim, 'make it new' ('canto liii') is often quoted as a succinct summary of modernism what's most inspirational about modernism, in my view, is its. Ezra pound (1885-1972) is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century he is a major figure in 'modernist' literature - that is, experimental literature written during the first part of the twentieth century, renowned for his remarkable knowledge of poetic forms, his experiments in style, and his interest in world literatures. Pound can be read as going back to the really ancient roots of the poetic tradition, making it clear that he found the modern world as full of magic as it ever was pound can also be read as expressing that the modern world was so messed-up that it was in dire need of a little magic.
Ezra pound was a pioneer of the most exciting aesthetic movement of the 20th century he implored artists to make it new. Ezra pound's 'make it new': pound's subject matter and language university of arkansas, conference on literature and the humanities, spring 2010. Lecture 9 - ezra pound overview the lecture introduces the poetry of ezra pound tensions in pound's personality and career are considered, particularly in terms of his relationships with other poets and his fascism and anti-capitalism.
Ezra pound in 1963 ezra weston loomis pound (30 october 1885 - 1 november 1972) was an american poet and critic he was a major figure of the early modernist movement. By ezra pound about this poet of all the major literary figures in the twentieth century, ezra pound has been one of the most controversial he has also been one of modern poetry's most important contributors. This website is dedicated to the research and readers of the poet ezra pound. Make it new: essays by ezra pound in this volume, ezra pound rediscovers poets and traditions from various cultures and times pound is particularly fascinated with the troubadours and poetry written in the provençal language. Ezra pound turns up five times in peter gay's big survey of the modern movement in literature and the arts, modernism: the lure of heresy—once in connection with t s eliot's the.
Make it new, ezra pound wrote, day by day make it new the lines are so often quoted as the modernist credo that it's easy to forget pound framed it against an ancient chinese source text. Make it new is the digital quarterly magazine of the ezra pound society. View 'make it new by ezra pound', on the british library's website.
Browse through ezra pound's poems and quotes 250 poems of ezra pound still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams, annabel lee ezra weston loomis pound was an american expatriate poet and critic and a major figure in the early. Ezra pound (1885-1972) is now recognised as the central figure of anglo/american modernism, the man who did most to shape the movement which in turn did most to shape the 20th century cultural landscape in the west. The cantos by ezra pound is a long, incomplete poem in 116 sections, each of which is a cantomost of it was written between 1915 and 1962, although much of the early work was abandoned and the early cantos, as finally published, date from 1922 onwards.