Ezra Pound facts

Monday, January 3, 2011

  • Ezra Pound was born on October 30, 1885 in Hailey, Idaho.
  • He believed that poetry is the highest of arts.
  • Ezra Pound was a great admirer of the poet William Butler Yeats.
  • Ezra Pound became known for his role in developing Imagism.
  • Ezra Pound was a noted translator of Asian literature.
  • Ezra Pound is mainly responsible for bringing Vivaldi’s music back into popularity.
  • Ezra Pound made anti-American radio broadcasts during World War II.
  • Pound embraced Benito Mussolini's fascism, and expressed support for Adolf Hitler.
  • Pound was arrested as a traitor in 1945.
  • Pound's major work was the Cantos.
  • He died in November 1, 1972 in Venice.

  • Poets who are not interested in music are, or become, bad poets.
  • Nothing written for pay is worth printing. ONLY what has been written AGAINST the market.
  • Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
  • The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.

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