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Publication Order of Collections

A Lume Spento (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Quinzaine For This Yule (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exultations (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Personae (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spirit of Romance (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Provenca (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canzoni (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ripostes (With: T.E. Hulme) (1912)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti (1912)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cathay (With: Ernest Fenollosa,Li Bai) (1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lustra (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Certain Noble Plays of Japan (With: W.B. Yeats) (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noh, Or, Accomplishment: A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan (With: Ernest Fenollosa) (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pavannes and Divagations (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quia Pauper Amavi (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Umbra (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Instigations: Together with An Essay on the Chinese Written Character (With: Ernest Fenollosa) (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems 1918-21 Including Three Portraits And Four Cantos (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Waste Land (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony, with Supplementary Notes (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poems of Ezra Pound (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Draft of XXX Cantos (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Read (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
ABC of Economics & Social Credit: An Impact (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
ABC of Reading (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make It New: Essays (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polite Essays (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guide to Kulchur (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pisan Cantos (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confucius: The Great Digest, The Unwobbling Pivot, The Analects (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Classic Anthology Defined By Confucius (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drafts & Fragments Of Cantos Cx Cxvii (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Prose 1909-1956 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poems, 1908-1969 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound and music: the complete criticism (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound Speaking: Radio Speeches of World War II (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pound's Cavalcanti: An Edition of the Translations, Notes, and Essays (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound: Poems (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound's Economic Correspondence, 1933-1940 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Gaudier-Brzeska: A Memoir (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ezra Pound Letters Books

Selected Letters, 1907-1941 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pound-Joyce: The Letters of Ezra Pound to James Joyce With Pound's Critical Essays and Articles About Joyce (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Ibbotson, 1935-1952 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound And Dorothy Shakespear: Their Letters:1910-1914 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pound / Lewis: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pound/Zukofsky: Selected Letters (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound and James Laughlin: Selected Letters (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pound / Williams: Selected Letters (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pound / Cummings: The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Uncle George: Correspondence Between Ezra Pound & Congressman Tinkham of Massachusetts (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Cease Not to Yowl: Ezra Pound's Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra and Dorothy Pound: Letters in Captivity, 1945-46 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound's Letters to William Watt (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and Senator William Borah (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ezra Pound's Chinese Friends: Stories in Letters (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and the Frobenius Institute, 1930-1959 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets Reading Their Own Poetry(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth-Shattering Poems(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Generation Reader: Expatriate American Writers in Europe, 1900 - 1950(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound was an influential American expatriate writer who lived in the early to mid 20th century. He is best known for his part in the Modernist movement in poetry and his skills as a poet, critic, and intellectual. Ezra Pound was born Ezra Weston Loomis Pound in 1885 to a family from Hailey, Idaho

Pound was a trailblazer in the world of modern poetry. He was a master of traditional forms but also experimented with new techniques to create something unique. Pound was also a prolific essayist and critic, and he had a profound effect on the way literature was produced and received in his time. His work is studied around the world today and he is widely considered to be one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.

In addition to his work as a poet, Pound was a translator of classical literature and an advocate for the use of Imagism and Symbolism in modern poetry. He was a close friend and collaborator with some of the most influential writers of his time, including T.S. Eliot and William Butler Yeats. Pound’s legacy has been remembered in numerous ways, including being awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1949 and becoming the subject of a major biographical work by Humphrey Carpenter.

His legacy is continually being re-evaluated, with his contributions to poetry and form being coupled with his collaboration with the Italian fascist state during World War Two. Seen by many as the ‘mouthpiece’ of Mussolini, he’s definitely a polarizing in the world of literature and its history. Regardless his legacy continues to live on to this very day.

Ezra Pound is remembered as a major figure of the Modernist movement in early-to-mid 20th century poetry. His contribution to literature and poetry has had a lasting impact, with his work being studied around the world. His work was groundbreaking and influential, and his friendship and collaboration with other writers of his time has left a lasting legacy. While his life and political views, many of which were highly anti-Semitic, continues to cause controversy, he is sure to remain a timeless figure in the world of literature.

Early and Personal Life

Ezra Pound was born in 1885 in Hailey, in the Idaho Territory, as an only child to Isabel Weston and Homer Loomis Pound. When he was 18 months old, the family relocated to New York and then to Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, before settling in Wyncote. Pound was educated in local dame schools and went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal Arts when he was 15.

Growing up, Pound developed a passion for reading and writing. It is believed that his grandfather, Thaddeus Coleman Pound, helped to spark his interest in literature. Pound was inspired by a range of authors, including William Shakespeare and Dante Alighieri, and his education at the University of Pennsylvania was said to have helped him to hone his skills as an author.

As Pound’s writing career advanced, he went on to become one of the most influential and well-renowned figures in modern literature. He wrote a variety of works, including poetry and prose, and his works have been translated into many languages and published in numerous countries. Pound’s writing style was unique, incorporating a variety of topics and themes, and his works have been enjoyed by readers from all backgrounds.

Writing Career

Ezra Pound was an American poet and writer who made substantial contributions to the literary world. The first publication of his career was a limerick about William Jennings Bryan, written when he was just eleven years old. He is most famous for his work, The Cantos, which is also known as The Songs. Pound was dedicated to achieving perfect rhythm in his work, and he even wrote out his verse rhythms as musical lines. He questioned the efficacy of translation for poetry, so he set Catullus and Francois Villon to music instead.

Pound’s dedication and insight into the craft of writing have earned him a place as a great of modern literature.

The Cantos

Ezra Pound’s epic poem, ‘The Cantos,’ was first published in 1925. It was written between 1915 and 1962 and initially published by New Directions. This stand-alone unfinished long-form poem consists of over 120 sections and spans 47 years of Pound’s life, making it one of the longest poems in the English language.

Ezra Pound’s The Cantos is a long, incomplete poem composed of 116 sections, known as cantos. Written between 1915 and 1962, it is considered an intense and challenging read, one of the most significant works of modernist poetry. The text features Chinese characters, quotations in languages other than English, and wide geographical reference. It also has a broad range of allusions to historical events and abrupt transitions between topics.

The Pisan Cantos, written at the end of World War II, were awarded the first Bollingen Prize in 1948. It is a book-length work that requires a scholarly commentary to help understand it, offering a unique look at economics, governance, and culture.

A timeless classic, Ezra Pound’s The Cantos is an intense and challenging read. Widely considered one of the most significant works of modernist poetry, it combines Chinese characters, quotations in multiple languages, and references to global events into 116 sections known as cantos. With its masterful composition, it is a must-read for anyone looking for a captivating literary experience.

ABC of Reading

Ezra Pound’s unfinished long-form poem ‘ABC of Reading’ was published in 1934 by New Directions. This stand-alone work was one of Pound’s major publications, and was written with the intention of enlightening readers on the principles of aesthetic theory. It was composed of a collection of short essays on the principles of understanding literature, and was lauded for its insight and originality.

In 1934, Ezra Pound published an influential work outlining his aesthetic theory. The ABC of Reading features carefully chosen examples from classic works to illustrate Pound’s concepts, and the ‘Treatise on Meter’ provides further insight for aspiring poets. Pound’s ability to recognize neglected and unknown genius, differentiate between originals and imitations, and open up new literary paths is highlighted in this classic book. It remains an important source of inspiration for modern times.

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