Questions tagged [ezra-pound]
Questions about the works of expatriate American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) or his life as a writer.
Meaning and source of this quote by Ezra Pound
I was reading a book and there appears something like this A reader or auditor is at liberty to remain passive. — Ezra Pound I want to understand the full meaning of this quote and want to know its ...
Are the names J. Alfred Prufrock and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley completely arbitrary?
T.S. Eliot's first professionally published poem was "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", in which Eliot narrates the experience of a character named J. Alfred Prufrock. Similarly, Ezra ...
Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro"
Ezra Pound wrote a very short poem entitled "In a Station of the Metro". It is, in full: The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black bough. What kind of meaning and ...
Did Ezra Pound write something like "The word communicates the thought, the tone the emotions"?
In Italy it is often attributed to Ezra Pound the following quote without source: la parola comunica il pensiero, il tono le emozioni It translate more or less to "The word communicates the ...
Who is Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberley?
Who is Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberley? I get that he's a failure, but not if the modernist Pound thought that Mauberley was "wrong from the start". Should he, Mauberley or people like him, not have ...