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Ezra Pound


Ezra Pound was less popular in the United States because of his political views such as support for Mussolini and his anti-Semitism.
  U.S. writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
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  • Ezra Pound was less popular in the United States because of his political views such as support for Mussolini and his anti-Semitism.
  • One salutary blast came from Ezra Pound.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Ezra Pound borrows from Greek, Latin, Chinese, English, Italian, and French poetic traditions in the Cantos.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Our first attempt was a twentieth-century poet named Ezra Pound.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • But Harriet never found its equal and devoted her life instead to poetry, eventually founding Poetry magazine, where she helped launch Ezra Pound toward national prominence.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • In literary matters, Ezra Pound advised against accepting the opinion of those "who haven’t themselves produced notable work," and it is advice I have been privileged to follow, since it is the good opinion of notable workers and not just those in my own country-that has fortified my endeavour since I began to write in Belfast more than thirty years ago.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • It doesn’t take any great sagacity to know that Ezra Pound’s "Sestina: Altaforte" (1909) is actually a sestina, but I for one am very grateful that he labels it as to form.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A twentieth-century poet named Ezra Pound.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Cantos of Ezra Pound have some marvelous passages, but they also contain some very ugly views of Jewish culture and Jewish people.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Ezra Pound’s politics, for instance, a mixture of anti-Semitism and authoritarianism that made Italian fascism congenial to him, are repugnant to any thinking person, and to the extent that they find expression in his poetry, they destroy everything they touch.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • The modernist poet Ezra Pound said that a poem has to work first of all on the level of the reader for whom "a hawk is simply a hawk."
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Ezra Pound [7] , T.S. Eliot [5] , Emily Dickinson [6] , Robert Frost [6] , Walt Whitman [6] , Allen Ginsberg [8] , Carl Sandburg [8] , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [8] , W.H. Auden [8] , William Carlos Williams [8]
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