The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A captivating biography of Ezra Pound told via the stories of his visitors at St. At St. Elizabeths Hospital for the insane for more than a decade. Eliot, robert lowell, charles olson, and William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, among others. Instead, he escaped a possible death sentence and was held at St.

Elizabeths and meeting modern-day neofascists in Rome. Elizabeths hospitalin 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. Those who came often recorded what they saw. Elizabeths he was a genius and a madman, a contrarian and a poet, and impossible to ignore. Pound was at his most infamous, most hated, and most followed.

The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound #ad - While there, his visitors included the stars of modern poetry: T. This was perhaps the world’s most unorthodox literary salon: convened by a fascist and held in a lunatic asylum. They would sit with pound on the hospital grounds, bring him news of the outside world, and discuss everything from literary gossip to past escapades.

. He was due to stand trial for treason for his fascist broadcasts in Italy during the war. In the bughouse, daniel Swift traces Pound and his legacy, walking the halls of St. S.

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Selected Poems of Ezra Pound New Directions Paperbook Book 66

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New Directions #ad - Included are parts of his best known works—the Chinese translations, the sequence called Hugh Selwyn Mauberly, the Homage to Sextus Propertius. The span covered is pound's entire writing career, from his early lyrics and the translations of Provençal songs to his English version of Sophocles' Trachiniae.

Pound's lyric genius, his superb technique, and his fresh insight into literary problems make him one of the small company of men who through the centuries have kept poetry alive—one of the great innovators. This book offers a compact yet representative selection of Ezra Pound's poems and translations.

Selected Poems of Ezra Pound New Directions Paperbook Book 66 #ad - . Ezra pound has been called "the inventor of modern poetry in English. The verse and criticism which he produced during the early years of the twentieth century very largely determined the directions of creative writing in our time; virtually every major poet in England and America today has acknowledged his help or influence.

The cantos, are presented in generous selections, Pound's major epic, chosen to emphasize the main themes of the whole poem.

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Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano

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Anchor #ad - Neither an apology nor a condemnation, it presents instead a meticulous exploration into the mind and vision of a man who galvanized a generation and challenged an entire literary—and world—establishment. Ultimately, outrage and scandal turned his art to madness, and Pound’s last years saw him fall tragically silent.

Although he enjoyed little fame in his lifetime, Pound’s notoriety and influence were enormous, as he arrogantly slashed away at convention and almost single-handedly brought about the twentieth-century revolution in poetry known as modernism. Unlike other biographical portraits of ezra Pound, John Tytell’s brilliant and ambitious work offers an interpretive study that boldly confronts the emotional truths and psychological drama that formed this complex and controversial American poet.

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Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939-1972

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OUP Oxford #ad - David moody's critical life of Ezra Pound presents Pound's personal tragedy in a tragic time. Further, by his own counsel and wife, we see Pound stripped for life, of his civil and human rights. Pound endured what was inflicted upon him, without complaint; and continued his lifetime's effort to promote, in and through his Cantos and his translations, justly and unjustly, a consciousness of a possible humane and just social order.

In this volume, and pound's hubristic involvement in fascist italy's part in it; we encounter the grave moral and intellectual error of Pound holding the Jewish race responsible for the war; and his consequent downfall, condemned as an anti-Semite, we experience the 1939-1945 World War, being charged with treason, and shut up for twelveyears in an institution for the insane.

Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939-1972 #ad - This third and final volume of A. The contradictions run deep and compel, as tragedy does, a steady and unprejudiced contemplation and an answering depth of comprehension.

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ABC of Reading New Directions Paperbook Book 1186

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New Directions #ad - With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyone aspiring to read and write poetry. Abc of reading displays Pound’s great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.

Ezra pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda. This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is a primer for the reader who wants to maintain an active, critical mind and become increasingly sensitive to the beauty and inspiration of the world’s best literature.

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Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character

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Vintage #ad - Here Dr. Kay redfield jamison brings her expertise in mood disorders to bear on Lowell’s story, depression, illuminating not only the relationships between mania, and creativity but also how Lowell’s illness and treatment influenced his work and often became its subject. A bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was—both despite and because of mental illness—a passionate, original observer of the human condition.

In his poetry, lowell put his manic-depressive illness now known as bipolar disorder into the public domain, and in the process created a new and arresting language for madness. A pulitzer prize finalist in this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell.

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Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume II: The Epic Years

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OUP Oxford #ad - David moody's critically acclaimed three-part biography of Ezra Pound weaves together the illuminating story of his life, his achievements as a poet and a composer, and his one-man crusade for economic justice. The long-awaited second volume of A. This period also brought pound's politics firmly into view and Moody is able to shed new light on his sympathyfor Mussolini's Fascism, his invoking Confucian China as a model of responsible government, and his abiding commitment to the democratic values of the American Constitution.

Pound is revealed as a great poet and a flawed idealist caught up in the turmoil of his darkening time and struggling, sometimes blindly and in error and self-contradiction, to be a force for enlightenment. Moody explores this creativity in fascinating detail, examining the environment that allowed for some of Pound's greatest work.

Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume II: The Epic Years #ad - . The years 1921-1939 were the most productive of Pound's career. In 1920s paris, in that ambience, he composed an opera, he was among the leading figures of the avant-garde and, made original contributions to the theory ofharmony, and wrote the first thirty cantos of his great epic.

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The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - H. A lambda literary awards finalistnamed one of the best books of 2017 by NPR's Book ConciergeA revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past.

The literary ground is shifting, as ulysses is published in February and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England in the autumn. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. M. Lawrence during 1922, virginia woolf, the birth year of modernismThe World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, T.

The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature #ad - Yet, dismal as their prospects seemed in January, by the end of the year Woolf has started Mrs. Eliot, E. H. Dalloway, his unjustly neglected and most autobiographical novel, forster has, Lawrence has written Kangaroo, for the first time in nearly a decade, returned to work on the novel that will become A Passage to India, and Eliot has finished—and published to acclaim—“The Waste Land.

As willa cather put it, “the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts, ” and what these writers were struggling with that year was in fact the invention of modernism. Eliot, E.

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The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literatureThe Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years of Lowell’s life 1970 to 1977, a time of personal crisis and creative innovation for both writers.

The crisis of lowell’s the dolphin was profoundly affecting to everyone surrounding him, and Bishop’s warning to Lowell—“art just isn’t worth that much”—haunts. Lowell and hardwick are acutely intelligent observers of marriages, children, and friends, and of the feelings that their personal crises gave rise to.

The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle #ad - The dolphin letters, what moral and artistic license artists have to make use of their lives as material, masterfully edited by Saskia Hamilton, is a debate about the limits of art—what occasions a work of art, what formal innovations such debates give rise to. Centered on the letters they exchanged with each other and with other members of their circle—writers, Mary McCarthy, and Adrienne Rich—the book has the narrative sweep of a novel, Caroline Blackwood, and publishers, intellectuals, including Elizabeth Bishop, telling the story of the dramatic breakup of their twenty-one-year marriage and their extraordinary, friends, but late, reconciliation.

Lowell’s controversial sonnet-sequence the dolphin for which he used hardwick’s letters as a source and his last book, Day by Day, were written during this period, as were Hardwick’s influential books Seduction and Betrayal: Essays on Women in Literature and Sleepless Nights: A Novel.

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Mishima: A Biography

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Da Capo Press #ad - John nathan's riveting biography traces the life of this tortured, nearly superhuman personality. At forty-five, yukio mishima was the outstanding Japanese writer of his generation, celebrated both at home and abroad for The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. Mishima survived a grotesque childhood, and subsequently his sadomasochistic impulses became manifest—as did an increasing obsession with death as the supreme beauty.

In 1970 he startled the world by stepping out onto a balcony in Tokyo before an assembly of troops and plunging a sword into his abdomen; a disciple then beheaded him, completing the ritual of hara-kiri. Nathan, who knew mishima professionally and personally, interviewed family, colleagues, and friends to unmask the various—often seemingly contradictory—personae of the genius who felt called by "a glittering destiny no ordinary man would be permitted.

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The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017

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Vintage #ad - And he turns his piercingly observant eye on donald trump, and at a post-election rally, whom he finds “scowling out from under an omelette of makeup” in the run-up to the 2016 Republican Convention, regarding his crowd of supporters with a “flat sneer of Ozymandian hauteur. Overflowing with startling and singular turns of phrase, and complete with new commentary by the author, The Rub of Time is a vital addition to any bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering Amis’s fierce talents for the first time.

He revisits the worlds of bellow and Nabokov, his “twin peaks, ” masters who have obsessed and inspired him. As a journalist, celebrity, and novelist, martin Amis has always turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics—politics, sports, of course, and, America, critic, literature.

The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017 #ad - Amis writes about finally confronting the effects of aging on his athletic prowess. Collected here is some of his best nonfiction work from over two decades.

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