Personæ: The Shorter Poems

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Personæ: The Shorter Poems
  • Ezra Pound
  • English
  • 18 January 2017
  • 081121138X

About the Author: Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early to mid 20th century poetry.Pound s The Cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as The Songs although it never is Pound s ear was tuned to the motz et sons of troubadour poetry where, as musicologist John Stevens has noted, melody and poem existed in a state of the closest symbiosis, obeying the same laws and striving in their different media for the same sound ideal armonia In his essays, Pound wrote of rhythm as the hardest quality of a man s style to counterfeit He challenged young poets to train their ear with translation work to learn how the choice of words and the movement of the words combined But having translated texts from 10 different languages into English, Pound found that translation did not always serve the poetry The grand bogies for young men who want really to learn strophe writing are Catullus and Fran ois Villon I personally have been reduced to setting them to music as I cannot translate them While he habitually wrote out verse rhythms as musical lines, Pound did not set his own poetry to music.


Personæ: The Shorter PoemsIf The Invention Of Literary Modernism Is Usually Attributed To James Joyce, T S Eliot And Ezra Pound, It Was Pound Alone Who Provided In Hugh Kenner S Words The Synergetic Presence To Convert Individual Experiment Into An International Movement In Pound Carefully Sculpted His Body Of Shorter Poems Into A Definitive Collection Which Would Best Show The Concentration Of Force, The Economy Of Means, And The Habit Of Analysis That Were, To Him, The Hallmarks Of The New StyleThis Collection, Where Pound Presented Himself In A Variety Of Characters Or Masks, Was Called Personae In , Personae S Publication Gave Solidity To A Movement Today The Work Stands As One Of The Classic Texts Of The Twentieth Century Pound Scholars Lea Baechler Of Columbia And A Walton Litz Holmes Professor Of English Literature At Princeton Have Prepared A Corrected Text And Supplied An Informative Note On The Text Explaining Both Pound S Original Criteria For His Selection And The Volume S Subsequent History

10 thoughts on “Personæ: The Shorter Poems

  1. says:

    Rhythmic, meaningful, dense with historical references from troubadors to Li Po and Tertullian.

  2. says:

    Silet When I behold how black, immortal inkDrips from my deathless pen ah, well away Why should we stop at all for what I think There is enough in what I chance to say.It is enough that we once came together What is the use of setting it to rime When it is autumn do we get spring weather,Or gather may of harsh northwindish time It is enough that we once came together What if the wind have turned against the rain It is enough that we once came together Time has seen this, and will not turn agai Silet When I behold how black, immortal inkDrips from my deathless pen ah, well away Why should we stop at all for what I think There is enough in what I chance to say.It is enough that we once came together What is the use of setting it to rime When it is autumn do we get spring weather,Or gather may of harsh northwindish time It is enough that we once came together What if the wind have turned against the rain It is enough that we once came together Time has seen this, and will not turn again And who are we, who know that last intent,To plague to morrow with a testament Verona 1911

  3. says:

    I don t get Pound For me a great poet is one who conveys complex emotions efficiently, with just enough subtlety to make one s mind wander But Pound seems to be the exact opposite I refuse to applaud writers who speak their own language, leaving readers to do hours of research and analysis in order to appreciate ten lines of poetry I utterly refuse to consider that talent.

  4. says:

    And the days are not full enoughAnd the nights are not full enoughAnd life slips by like a field mouse not shaking the grass More truth in these four lines than anything I have ever read.Resolute and profound I could read it over and over again.

  5. says:

    Pound s poetry is intricate, dense, lyrical, and passionate without being sentimental He is not as emotionally evocative as some other poets, but I kind of like that about him Poetry for him was about cutting through the dross of decadence and emotionalism and recapturing the primitive roots of poetry as distilled truth telling His work has a ruthless integrity to it Pound does not suffer ignorance of the humanities gladly.

  6. says:

    4.5I do not like you, Ezra Pound.You are a fascist and a racist and a raging anti semite, and perhaps most irritating of all a bloody good poet.

  7. says:

    Cathay is charming The other volumes are very good in places but have a whiff of cultivated obscurity.

  8. says:

    A masterpiece Easily one of the best collections of poetry ever written A euphoric chill in my bones.

  9. says:

    For our wonder that grows not old After hearing of An Idyl for Glaucus and then finished the rest, I particularly liked Masks and Search Though after finding of the personality of the poet, I am less impressed.

  10. says:

    I didn t read it from cover to cover in fact, I guess I need aprofound background in order to understand it better , I ll read it when i ll improve my language and my Latin culture p But I loved what i managed to understand i discovered great lines I sough and sing that love goes out leaving me no power to hold him Of love i have naught Even in my dreams you have denied yourself to me, and sent me your handmaids 3 But from where my heart is set No message I get M I didn t read it from cover to cover in fact, I guess I need aprofound background in order to understand it better , I ll read it when i ll improve my language and my Latin culture p But I loved what i managed to understand i discovered great lines I sough and sing that love goes out leaving me no power to hold him Of love i have naught Even in my dreams you have denied yourself to me, and sent me your handmaids 3 But from where my heart is set No message I get My heart all wakes and grieves Defeat Or luck, I must have my fill O Atthis. I long for thy lips I long for thy narrow breasts Thou restless , UNGATHERED 3

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