Early Writings

Early Writings

Poems and Prose

Book - 2005
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Ezra Pound makes his Penguin Classics debut with this unique selection of his early poems and prose, edited with an introductory essay and notes by Pound expert Ira Nadel. The poetry includes such early masterpieces as "The Seafarer," "Homage to Sextus Propertius," "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley," and the first eight of Pound's incomparable "Cantos." The prose includes a series of articles and critical pieces, with essays on Imagism, Vorticism, Joyce, and the well-known "Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry."

First time in Penguin Classics

Includes generous selections of Pound's poetry, as well as an assortment of prose

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780142180136
Branch Call Number: 811.52 Poun
Characteristics: xxxviii, 408 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nadel, Ira Bruce


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" Chinese poetry is full of fairies and fairy lore." "Perhaps the most interesting form of modern poetry is to be found in Browning's MEN AND WOMEN." "The Chinese problem alone is so vast that no nation can afford to ignore it. We in America, especially, must face it across the Pacific, and master it or it will master us." " The Chinese have been idealists, and experimenters in the making of great principles; their history opens a world of lofty aim an achievement parallel to that of the ancient Mediterranean peoples. " In the derivation of nouns from verbs, the Chinese language is forestalled by the Aryan." "..the enormous interest of the Chinese language in throwing light on our forgotten mental processes, and thus furnishes a new chapter in the philosophy of language." " 'A ring-tailed baboon is not a constitutional assembly.' "The tyranny of mediaeval logic." "Flaubert's exhaustion of the relation of Emma and her mother-in-law." " Joyce has set out to do an inferno, and this he has done. He has presented Ireland under British domination a pictue so veridic that a ninth rate coward like G. B. Shaw dare not even look it in the face." "foison: Old French, 'plentiful' or 'powerful.'...Luth: Old French, 'lute.' 'Sinistro: Sinister or left-handed.' 'the Florentine: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), admired by Pound.' "


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