Title, The poetry of Ezra Pound New directions. Author, Hugh Kenner. Publisher, Faber and Faber, Length, pages. Subjects. Literary Criticism. Title, The poetry of Ezra Pound. Author, Hugh Kenner. Publisher, Faber and Faber, Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Nov 7, Hugh Kenner ( ) born in Ontario, Canada was one of tHugh Kenner ( ) born in Ontario, Canada was one of the greatest literary critics of the .
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This pioneering study did much to rehabilitate Ezra Pound’s reputation after a long period of critical hostility and neglect. Published in lound, it was the first comprehensive examination of the Cantos and other major works that would strongly influence the course of contemporary poetry. Paperbackpages. Published December 1st by University of Nebraska Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Be the first to ask a question about The Poetry of Ezra Pound. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 27, Liam Guilar rated it really liked it Shelves: A fascinating book, one of the first critical attempts to come to terms with Pound.
The problem Pound presented the critical establishment is met head on here by Kenner: You can watch Kenner huugh to find ways of explaining why he thinks Pound is a great hug. Whether or not he succeeds, it’s an interesting spectacle.
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Not as readable as Kenner’s later books, he had apparently read all of Pound’s prose criticis A fascinating book, one of the first critical attempts to come to terms with Pound. Not as readable as Kenner’s later books, he had apparently read all poetrh Pound’s prose criticism to find his way into the poetry and at times the sounds almost as opinionated and strident as Ezra.
It’s still a great intro to Pound. Oct 25, J.
Alfred rated it really liked it. I continue to think that anyone who loves poetry or pond world of the mind to which academia is related but not representative ought to read Kenner. He, as one professor of Modern Poetry put it, “must have been something. D” after their names tend to do. It is, as Poe might put it, “that monstrum horrendum,” the scholarly argument that one enjoys reading.
The Poetry of Ezra Pound
Check it out, and if you don’t poundd Pound and the whole theory of the academy more by the time you’re done, you get a full refund on this review. The book which put Pound on the ‘academic huhg exchange’, as Laughlin had it, correctly, is mainly worth the five stars every Poundian will give it, unless three-quarters of a century later you’re having to produce essays possibly read by twenty people about what it gets wrong about Pound and China and Japan.
Aug 12, Jacob rated it liked it. According to the two introductions, this book is singlehandedly responsible both for the success of New Directions and for getting Ezra Pound’s poetry into college curricula. Good, but kenneg a page-turner like Kenner’s later books.
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