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Ezra Pound

Data urodzenia: 30. Październik 1885
Data zgonu: 1. Listopad 1972
Natępne imiona:Езра Паунд,Ezra Loomis Pound

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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound – amerykański poeta, tłumacz, publicysta i krytyk literacki, obok Thomasa Stearnsa Eliota uważany za najwybitniejszego przedstawiciela poezji modernistycznej. Sławę i uznanie zyskał jako twórca teorii imagizmu i jego kontynuacji – wortycyzmu, jako czołowych prądów w sztuce Stanów Zjednoczonych okresu międzywojennego.

Zarówno poezja, jak i poglądy estetyczne Ezry Pounda powstawały pod ogromnym wpływem teologii Emanuela Swedenborga oraz twórczości Dantego Alighieri.

Cytaty Ezra Pound

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„Literature is news that STAYS news.“

— Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading
Ch. 2 (p. 29 in the 1961 paperback)

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„How mean thy hatesFostered in falsity“

— Ezra Pound
Context: How mean thy hates Fostered in falsity [... ] Rathe to destroy, niggard in charity Canto LXXXI

„Without character you willbe unable to play on that instrument“

— Ezra Pound
Context: Without character you will be unable to play on that instrument Canto XIII

„If a man have not order within himHe can not spread order about him“

— Ezra Pound
Context: If a man have not order within him He can not spread order about him; And if a man have not order within him His family will not act with due order; And if the prince have not order within him He can not put order in his dominions. Canto XIII

„Who brought this to pass?Who has brought the flaming imperial anger?Who has brought the army with drums and with kettle-drums?Barbarous kings.A gracious spring, turned to blood-ravenous autumn,A turmoil of wars-men, spread over the middle kingdom,Three hundred and sixty thousand,And sorrow, sorrow like rain.“

— Ezra Pound
Context: Who brought this to pass? Who has brought the flaming imperial anger? Who has brought the army with drums and with kettle-drums? Barbarous kings. A gracious spring, turned to blood-ravenous autumn, A turmoil of wars-men, spread over the middle kingdom, Three hundred and sixty thousand, And sorrow, sorrow like rain. 'Lament of the Frontier Guard' (From Cathay, 1915)

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