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Selected Poems, 1908-59 Hardcover – 27 Oct 1975


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  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Revised edition edition (27 Oct 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571109063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571109067
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,861,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This selection provides an excellent introduction to Ezra Pound's poetry for the general reader, and for the student of contemporary literature. It takes the place of the pioneer edition edited by T. S. Eliot which was published in 1928. A representative group of early poems is included; ‘Hugh Selwyn Mauberley', ‘Cathay' and ‘Homage to Sextus Propertius' are printed complete; and there is a selection from the ‘Cantos' up to and including ‘Drafts & Fragments' (1969). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Ezra Pound was born in 1885 in Hailey, Idaho. He came to Europe in 1898 and settled in London, where he was to meet Yeats, Eliot, Ford, Hulme and Gaudier-Brzeska. In 1920 he moved to Paris, and later to Rapallo. His acquaintances by now included Joyce, Hemingway, Brancusi, Picabia, Cocteau, Antheil and C. H. Douglas. During the Second World War he broadcast over Rome Radio - for which, eventually, he was tried for treason in Washington. He was committed to a hospital for the insane, where he was held for thirteen years. He was released in 1958 and returned to Italy, dying in Venice in 1972. His main publications include The Cantos (I-CXVII), Collected Shorter Poems, Translations, The Confucian Odes, Literary Essays, Guide to Kulchur, Selected Prose and ABC of Reading. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 July 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a good selection from Pound's poetry. It includes a generous selection from his shorter (on the whole, earlier) poetry, including the complete texts of the brilliant _Hugh Selwyn Mauberly_ and of the earlier translations / adaptions _Cathay_ (from the Chinese) and _Homage to Sextus Propertius_ (from the Latin). After these comes a generous selection from the Cantos that goes up to the last volume, published in 1969.
It must be said that Faber's editorial procedures leave a lot to be desired in this book. There is no mention of _who_ selected the poems; dates are put to some of the volumes from which poems are chosen, but not others; there is no first-line index, and for some reason the alpabetical title index is at the beginning of the book. But the selection itself is good; and the poetry -- there's nothing like it elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin M. on 6 Mar 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a nicely bound book from Faber and Faber with a good selection of Pound's poetry. I particularly enjoyed the selection from LUSTRA; they are cynical yet beautifully formed. His humour regarding relationships is seldom matched; `The Bath Tub', `Liu Ch'e and `Arides', are good examples and are particular favourites of mine. As the other reviewer stated, it is a little annoying that the dates of certain volumes are missing, but don't let that put you off from this fine poetry.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ken Raus VINE VOICE on 23 Nov 2013
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This book is a good intro to the range of Pounds poetic work that is somewhat eclectic in style and in my opinion encumbered by his Chinese translations and yet phrases of his imagist poems can linger for decades for the imaginative reader...some of them are available read by Pound elsewhere and probably on CD and are worth hearing to compare with the written works here...a good anthology that magazines effectively this fascist genius' work hugely belittled by the kosher victors of the last world war.
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