Poems and Translations

Poems and Translations

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
Poetic visionary Ezra Pound catalyzed American literature's modernist revolution. From the swirling center of poetic change he excited the powerful energies of Eliot, Joyce, and William Carlos Williams and championed the Imagism and Vorticism movements. This volume, the most comprehensive collection of his poetry and translations ever assembled, gathers all his verse except The Cantos. In addition to the famous poems that transformed modern literature, it features dozens of rare and out-of-print pieces, such as the handmade first collection Hilda's Book (1905-1907), late translations of Horace, rare sheet music translations, and works from a 1917 "lost" manuscript.

Pound's influential Cathay (1915), Lustra (1917), and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920)-as surely as his later masterly Confucian odes and Sophoclean dramas-followed the poet's own directive to "make it new," opening fresh formal pathways into ancient traditions. Through these works and others representing more than 30 different volumes and dozens of pieces that Pound never collected, Poems and Translations reveals the breadth of his daring invention and resonant music: lyrics echoing the Troubadors and Browning, chiseled 1920s free verse, and dazzling translations that led Eliot to call Pound "the inventor of Chinese poetry for our time."

An extensive chronology offers guidance to Pound's tumultuous life. Detailed endnotes of unprecedented range and depth clarify Pound's fascinatingly recondite allusions.

Baker & Taylor
A collected edition of the modernist writer's works includes dozens of previously out-of-print pieces and demonstrates his contributions to the Imagism and Vorticism movements, in a volume that includes Hilda's Book, Cathay, Lustra, and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley.

Blackwell North Amer
This volume is the most comprehensive collection of Pound's poetry (excepting his long poem The Cantos) and translations ever assembled. The Chinese verse translations are supplemented by Pound's versions of the Confucian prose texts, which he saw as crucial to his literary aims. An extensive chronology offers guidance to Pound's tumultuous life, and detailed notes clarify the many recondite allusions.

Baker
& Taylor

A collected edition of the modernist writer's works includes previously out-of-print pieces and demonstrates his contributions to the Imagist and Vorticist movements, in a volume that includes "Hilda's Book" and "Lustra."

Publisher: New York : Library of America, c2003
ISBN: 9781931082419
1931082413
Branch Call Number: 811.52 P865po
Characteristics: xxiii, 1363 p. ; 21 cm

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