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The Life of Ezra Pound (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9780415678964
Published August 1, 2012 by Routledge
524 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1970, this is a detailed and balanced biography of one of the most controversial literary figures of the twentieth century. Ezra Pound, an American who left home for Venice and London at the age of twenty-three, was a leading member of ‘the modern movement’, a friend and helper of Joyce, Eliot, Yeats, Hemingway, an early supporter of Lawrence and Frost. As a critic of modern society his far-reaching and controversial theories on politics, economics and religion led him to broadcast over Rome Radio during the Second World War, after which he was indicted for treason but declared insane by an American court. He then spent more than twelve years in St Elizabeth’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Washington, D.C. In 1958 the changes against him were dropped and he returned to Italy where he had lived between 1924 and 1945.

Table of Contents

1. Childhood, 1885/1901  2. University, 1901/1907  3. From Crawfordsville to Venice, 1907/1908  4. London, 1908/1909  5. The Spirit of Romance, 1909/1910  6. Return to America, 1910/1911  7. Paris, Ital, Germany, 1911  8. Hulme and Orage, 1911/1912  9. Imagism, 1912/1914  10. Ernest Fenollosa, 1913/1915  11. Joyce and Eliot, 1915/1917  12. The Little Review  13. Major C.H. Douglas, 1918/1921  14. Paris, 1921/1924  15. Rapallo, 1924/1929  16. The Cantos, 1920/1934  17. Music, 1933/1936  18. Politics and Economics, 1937/1939  19. The War Years, 1939/1943  20. Out of the Ruins, 1943/1945  21. St Elizabeths Hospital, 1945/1958  22. Return to Italy, 1958/1969

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