Who is Ezra PoundEzra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement, and a fascist collaborator in Italy during World War II. His works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his 800-page epic poem, The Cantos (c. 1917–1962).Pound's contribution to poetry began in the early 20th century with his role in developing Imagism, a movement stressing precision and economy of language. Working in London as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, he helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and James Joyce. He was responsible for the 1914 serialization of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the 1915 publicati...
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Ô nouveau venu qui cherche Rome à Rome
Et ne trouvez à Rome rien que vous ne puissiez appeler romain;
Arches usées et palais rendus communs
Seul le nom de Rome entre ces murs reste à la maison. ...
O du Neuling, der Rom in Rom sucht
Und finde in Rom nichts, was du als römisch bezeichnen kannst;
Alt getragene Bögen und gemeinsame Paläste
Roms Name allein innerhalb dieser Mauern bleibt zu Hause. ...
¡Oh tú, recién llegado que buscas Roma en Roma!
Y no encuentras en Roma nada que puedas llamar romano;
Arcos viejos y palacios hechos comunes
El nombre de Roma solo dentro de estos muros guarda su hogar. ...
Will people accept them?
(i.e. these songs).
As a timorous wench from a centaur
(or a centurion), ...
- La Fraisne
For I was a gaunt, grave councillor
Being in all things wise, and very old,
But I have put aside this folly and the cold
That old age weareth for a cloak. ...
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Comments about Ezra PoundCharlesafrancis: “a slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.” ~ ezra pound
Pendidikan4id: “properly, we should read for power. man reading should be man intensely alive. the book should be a ball of light in one's hand.” ― ezra pound
Occultiscool: why did italian fascism and antisemitism attract many great poets (ezra pound, gabriele d’annunzio) while the nazis were busily stamping out the likes of chagall, ernst, feininger, munch, redon, etc?
_will_samson_: a friend of mine was asking about ezra pound, and we went from talking about station of the metro to me explaining pere ubu to him and now i’m just laying back and listening to modern dance for the whatever-numbered time
Johndryden85: one of many things ezra pound got right.
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Jonah M.: I love this poem.