The Life of Ezra Pound

By Noel Stock

© 1970 – Routledge

484 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415678964
pub: 2012-08-01
US Dollars$46.95
Hardback: 9780415678681
pub: 2011-05-18
US Dollars$195.00

About the Book

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

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge, publishing Routledge Revivals is an exciting new programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General