Ezra Pound : poet : a portrait of the man and his work. Vol. 1, The young genius, 1885-1920: Vol. 1, The young genius, 1885-1920
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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This first volume of what will be a full-scale biography presents Ezra Pound as a very determined and energetic young genius--at 15 he told his father "I want to write before I die the greatest poems that have ever been written"--setting out to make his way both as a poet and as a force for civilization in England and America in the years before, during and just after World War I. In this lively narrative A. David Moody weaves a story of Pound's early life and loves, his education in America, and his years in London, where he trained himself to become a great poet-learning from W. B.Yeats, Ford Madox Hueffer, and others-and exhorting his contemporaries to abandon Victorian sentimentality and "make it new." Pound was at the center of everything, forming his own Imagiste group, joining with Wyndham Lewis in his Vorticism, championing the work of James Joyce, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and T. S. Eliot, and constantly on the lookout for new talent as International Editor for Harriet Monroe's Poetry magazine. Moody traces Pound's evolution as a poet from the derivative idealism and aestheticism of his precocious youth to his Cathay," based on the transliterations of the Sineologist Ernest Fenollosa, to the stunningly original Homage to Sextus Propertius and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. By 1920 Pound was established as a force for revolution in poetry and in his critical writing as a brilliant iconoclast who argued against stifling conventions and the economic injustice of the capitalist system. Ezra Pound: Poet gives us illuminating readings of the major early works and a unforgettable portrait of Pound himself-by turns brilliant, combative, selfless, ambitious-and always fascinating.
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xv, 507 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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9780199215577, 019921557X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This first volume of what will be a full-scale portrait presents Ezra Pound as a very determined and energetic young genius setting out to make his way both as a poet and as a force for civilization in England and America in the years before, during and just after the 1914-18 war. This is the first biography to put Pound's poetry at the heart of his existence, where he himself placed it, and to view his extraordinarily active life, his loves, and his creative effort, as a single complex drama. The poetry, the prose writings, and the personal life are all woven together into a brilliant narrative portrait of the poet as a young man. A second volume will carry on the narrative of his life and works from 1921, the year in which he took up residence in Paris. - Publisher.
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Moody, A. D. (2007). Ezra Pound: poet : a portrait of the man and his work. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

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Moody, Anthony David. 2007. Ezra Pound: Poet : A Portrait of the Man and His Work. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

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Moody, Anthony David, Ezra Pound: Poet : A Portrait of the Man and His Work. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Moody, Anthony David. Ezra Pound: Poet : A Portrait of the Man and His Work. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print.

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