Ezra Pound: Poet. Volume I: The Young Genius 1885-1920

Ezra Pound: Poet. Volume I: The Young Genius 1885-1920

Anthony David Moody / Jul 16, 2020
Ezra Pound Poet Volume I The Young Genius This first volume of what will be a full scale biography presents Ezra Pound as a very determined and energetic young genius at he told his father I want to write before I die the greatest poems th
  • Title: Ezra Pound: Poet. Volume I: The Young Genius 1885-1920
  • Author: Anthony David Moody
  • ISBN: 9780199215577
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This first volume of what will be a full scale biography presents Ezra Pound as a very determined and energetic young genius at 15 he told his father I want to write before I die the greatest poems that have ever been written setting out to make his way both as a poet and as a force for civilization in England and America in the years before, during and just after WorlThis first volume of what will be a full scale biography presents Ezra Pound as a very determined and energetic young genius at 15 he told his father I want to write before I die the greatest poems that have ever been written setting out to make his way both as a poet and as a force for civilization in England and America in the years before, during and just after World War I In this lively narrative A David Moody weaves a story of Pound s early life and loves, his education in America, and his years in London, where he trained himself to become a great poet learning from W B.Yeats, Ford Madox Hueffer, and others and exhorting his contemporaries to abandon Victorian sentimentality and make it new Pound was at the center of everything, forming his own Imagiste group, joining with Wyndham Lewis in his Vorticism, championing the work of James Joyce, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and T S Eliot, and constantly on the lookout for new talent as International Editor for Harriet Monroe s Poetry magazine Moody traces Pound s evolution as a poet from the derivative idealism and aestheticism of his precocious youth to his Cathay, based on the transliterations of the Sineologist Ernest Fenollosa, to the stunningly original Homage to SextusPropertius and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley By 1920 Pound was established as a force for revolution in poetry and in his critical writing as a brilliant iconoclast who argued against stifling conventions and the economic injustice of the capitalist system Ezra Pound Poet gives us illuminating readings of the major early works and a unforgettable portrait of Pound himself by turns brilliant, combative, selfless, ambitious and always fascinating.
    • [AZW] Û Ezra Pound: Poet. Volume I: The Young Genius 1885-1920 | By ñ Anthony David Moody
      421 Anthony David Moody
    • thumbnail Title: [AZW] Û Ezra Pound: Poet. Volume I: The Young Genius 1885-1920 | By ñ Anthony David Moody
      Posted by:Anthony David Moody
      Published :2020-04-20T03:52:59+00:00

    About "Anthony David Moody"

      • Anthony David Moody

        Anthony David Moody is Professor of English at the University of York.


    994 Comments

    1. The events of a life like mine are of course fantasmagoria, but the events working inward I mean the effects of events on whatever in genuis takes the place of the self in a human being are even harder to follow E.P.Indeed But I appreciate the minutia of even utterly literary lives, especially those of remarkable talent, energy and ambition like Pound s This 1st of 2 volumes covers his education in the US and then England and growth of his busy career as poet, journalist, reviewer and tireless o [...]


    2. Pound the poet, the propagandist, the editor, the talent scout, all dutifully reported and examined by A.David Moody, a literature professor and literary biographer William Carlos Williams had opined that the self created Pound was certainly a genius but added that he was, as well, an ass I was grateful to read this in this slow moving biography , if only to know that it wasn t just me that thought him as someone who it was work than it was worth to know.Moody s thesis seems to confirm my suspi [...]


    3. Pound the poet, the propagandist, the editor, the talent scout, all dutifully reported and examined by A.David Moody, a literature professor and literary biographer William Carlos Williams had opined that the self created Pound was certainly a genius but added that he was, as well, an ass I was grateful to read this in this slow moving biography , if only to know that it wasn t just me that thought him as someone who it was work than it was worth to know.Moody s thesis seems to confirm my suspi [...]


    4. This is a fascinating account of Pound s early life and the development of his poetics before he became a nutter Exploring Pound s own work as well as his relationships with and support of Yeats, Joyce, Eliot, Ford, Lewis, and others, the author reveals in a wonderfully readable narrative how crucial Pound was to modern poetry.


    5. Exhaustive and exhausting The paperbound version is just shy of two pounds Even carrying it around is work.And have no doubt, a lot of work went into this book A lot.Moody nicely finesses the traditional biographical obligation of spending too much time on the subject s family and lineage, using jump cuts to his advantage But along about the time Pound gets to college he slows up and what we have here is a month to month account of Pound s life.Put another way, what we have here is a chronicle [...]


    6. read humphrey carpenter s bio if you want the narrative to stick closely to pound s life and activities from cradle to grave by comparison, moody usually narrates only as much as is beneficial to understanding pound s poetic mindset the rest is a very good chronological, comprehensive criticism of the poetry.i m very excited to read this criticism as applied to EP s post 20s work on the cantos the only misgiving i have in this first volume is that it may be a little too comprehensive on the poin [...]


    7. So far, it is a great biography of Pound, and I am enjoying it I haven t read enough to completely review it, but from what I can tell, it is very nicely written and deserves at least a 3 star rating for now.


    8. I mostly enjoyed the biographical sections Pound s generosity to other writers when he was still struggling himself is amazing The litcrit sections I mostly skipped.



    Leave a Reply