Selected Poems: Pound Hardcover – 27 Oct 1975
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Ezra Pound's Selected Poems 1908-1969 is an indispensable introduction to the iconoclastic work of the modernist poet, including important early poems such as Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, Cathay and Homage to Sextus Propertius, as well as a selection from his Cantos. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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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.See all Product description
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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.
EZRA POUND Selected Poems Introduction by T.S. ELIOT (a scan by myself of this is to be supplied in due course)
The poems were selected by Ezra Pound, but as Eliot wrote in his Introduction in 1928 : 'I made a few suggestions for omissions and inclusions in a similar collection (for publication in New York) to be published in London; and out of discussions of such matters with Pound arose the spectre of an introduction by myself'.