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Cathay to Confucius: Ezra Pound and China

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Ezra Pound's multiple invocations of China were bound to his American ambitions. Pound struggled with Whitman to take on the mantle of American bard, but he turned to the ... More


From Passéism to Anachronism: Material Histories in Pound’s Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

in Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at Ezra Pound's collection of poems about Venice, the place he credited with awakening his interest in “civilization.” His first collection establishes an archaeological process ... More


Ezra Pound, Music and Fascism: Towards Canto LXXV

Gemma Moss

in Modernism, Music and the Politics of Aesthetics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474429900
eISBN:
9781399501965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429900.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 argues that changes in Pound’s approach to music track changes in his politics. The early Pound is interested in music’s ability to communicate emotions, but as his allegiance to fascism, ... More


“Shocked at my Levity”: Humor and Immortality in Ezra Pound

Rachel Trousdale

in Humor, Empathy, and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192895714
eISBN:
9780191916274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895714.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ezra Pound’s humor promotes unorthodox intimacies between readers and writers. His portraits in The Pisan Cantos catch Henry James and James Joyce laughing, emphasizing their human peculiarities and ... More


Ezra Pound as Noh Student

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first chapter uses the famous play, Hagoromo (The Feather Mantle), to explore noh dramaturgy and performance technique. Pound received a version of Hagoromo along with other draft translations of ... More


A Carthaginian Peace: Kenner, Watts, and the Founding of Pound Studies

Michael Coyle

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Michael Coyle revisits the work of the now almost forgotten Harold H. Watts, who in 1947 was the first to give Pound’s work “professional attention.” Even before the uproar over awarding the first ... More


Ritual and Performance in The Pisan Cantos and H.D.’s Trilogy

Giuliana Ferreccio

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Ferreccio applies to both Pound’s The Pisan Cantos (1948) and H,D,’s Trilogy (1944-46) Jonathan Culler’s deconstructive concept of the lyric poem which (as Ferreccio defines it) “highlights the ... More


The Genealogy of the China Cantos

Kent Su

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Kent Su looks into The Cantos to examine how Pound’s reading of contemporary accounts  of Chinese history from a Confucian perspective helped to shape his method for Cantos 52–61, the sequence known ... More


“Cantos” or “Cantares”?: Pound’s Reception in Two Romance Languages

Viorica Patea

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Viorica Patea’s essay opens with an account of José Vasquez Amaral’s long struggle translating Pound’s Cantos into Spanish and the argument he and Pound had about the correct equivalent in Spanish of ... More


Pound’s Composition of Canto 16: “j’entendis des voix”

John Beall

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

John Beall’s essay treats Pound’s method in The Cantos, especially in Canto 16, as a result of his cross-genre work as an editor. As with his editing of Fenollosa’s posthumous texts, Pound famously ... More


. Speed Reading: SUPER-POSITION AND SIMULTANEITY in Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries’s Dakota and Ezra Pound’s Cantos

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Digital writers Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries claim that their work of Flash-based digital literature, Dakota, is “based on a close reading of Ezra Pound’s Cantos part I and part II.” The chapter ... More


Pound and/ or Franklin: A Reading of Canto 31

John Gery

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

John Gery takes Philadelphia as his starting point, but less for Pound’s ties to Jefferson than for his mostly unexplored associations with Benjamin Franklin’s sensibility. When looking for early ... More


‘Disney Against the Metaphysicals’:Eisenstein, Pound, Ectoplasm and the Politics of Animation

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers ectoplasm in relation to the materiality of film, and ask what this materiality does to questions of mimesis. It looks at Ezra Pound's conflicted attitude to film, via both his ... More


A Vision of Ezra Pound

Catherine E. Paul

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Ezra Pound was an important figure in W. B. Yeats’s imagination in the genesis, development, explication and dissemination of the system of A Vision. Beginning with the time that Yeats and his new ... More


Conclusion

Rebecca Walsh

in The Geopoetics of Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060514
eISBN:
9780813050683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060514.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion considers the implications of the geopoetic method laid out in the book that seeks to historicize the spatial strategies of literary texts—even experimental poetic ones—in the context ... More


The Home-Bred Enemy: Inheritance and Constancy in Tudor and Stuart Writing

Alex Davis

in Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198851424
eISBN:
9780191886010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851424.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the naturalization of inheritance in relation to the Tudor usurpation of the English throne and its Stuart aftermath. I examine the implication of a language of succession in ... More


Pound, Bergson, and the Vortex of Memory

Jonathan Pollock

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Jonathan Pollock’s essay links Ezra Pound’s Vorticist thinking to the influential poetics of French philosopher Henri Bergson via Wyndham Lewis’s 1927 book, Time and Western Man. In that book, Lewis ... More


Rainer Maria Gerhardt and Ezra Pound

Walter Baumann

in Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979800
eISBN:
9781800852525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979800.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Walter Baumann investigates the life and work of the relatively obscure figure of Rainer Maria Gerhardt, who was instrumental in translating and promoting Pound in Germany after World War II. Baumann ... More


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