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The Pound Era
By Hugh Kenner
9/10 from 1 review
Categories: Biography
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thankfully not a Eurosceptic tract...
Ezra Pound is best (or rather worst) remembered as a ranting propagandist for Mussolini's Fascists, which earned him a spell in the death cells and a decade in the loonybin. But he touched upon pretty much everything that mattered in Modernism; and, at his best, is matchless as a poet. Kenner's survey, taking in such diversities as Chinese ideograms and Buckminster Fuller, is among the best works of modern literary criticism: lucid, encyclopaedic, deft of tone and saturated with understanding of the period.
Rating: 9/10
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Posted by nick sweeney on Mon, 23rd July 2001, 5:44am
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