Personæ has ratings and 51 reviews. If the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, it was P. At a literary salon in January , Pound met the In June the Personae collection became the. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year.
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Return to Book Page. The Shorter Poems by Ezra Pound. If the invention of literary modernism poud usually attributed to James Joyce, T. Eliot and Ezra Pound, it was Pound alone who provided in Hugh Kenner’s words “the synergetic presence” to convert individual experiment into an international movement. In Pound carefully sculpted oersonae body of shorter poems into a definitive collection which would best show the concentr If the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to James Joyce, T.
In Pound carefully sculpted his body of shorter poems into a definitive collection which would best show the concentration of force, the economy of means, and the habit of analysis that were, to him, eza hallmarks of the new style. This collection, where Pound presented himself in a variety of characters or “masks,” was called Personae. InPersonae ‘s publication gave solidity to a movement today the work stands as one of the classic texts of the twentieth century.
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Pound scholars Lea Baechler of Columbia and A. Walton Litz Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton have prepared a corrected text and supplied an informative “Note on the Text” explaining both Ppund original criteria for his selection and the volume’s subsequent history. Paperbackpages. Published September 17th by New Directions first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Explain: Oound transient things are? Lists with This Book. Nov 29, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: Rhythmic, meaningful, dense with historical references from troubadors to Li Po and Tertullian. Nov 29, Eric rated it it was amazing.
Why should we stop at all for what I think? There is enough in what I chance to say. It is enough that we once came together; What is the use of setting it to rime?
When it is autumn do we get spring weather, Or gather may of harsh northwindish time? It is enough that ezrx once came together; What if the wind have turned against the rain? It is enough that we once came together; Time has seen this, and will not turn agai “Silet” When I behold how black, immortal ink Drips from my deathless pen–ah, well-away!
It is enough that we once came together; Time has seen this, and will persomae turn again; And who are we, who know that last intent, To plague to-morrow with a testament!
The broken presonae for a healm she beareth Who has my heart in jurisdiction.
In wild-wood never fawn nor fallow fareth So silent light; no gossamer is spun So delicate as she is, when the sun Drives the clear emeralds from the bended grasses Lest they should parch too swiftly, where pedsonae passes. Dec 27, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it it was ok Shelves: I don’t get Pound.
Personae by Ezra Pound
For me a great ezfa is one who conveys complex emotions efficiently, with just enough subtlety to make one’s mind wander. But Pound seems to be the exact opposite.
I refuse to applaud writers who speak their own language, leaving readers to do hours of research and analysis in order to appreciate ten lines of poetry; I utterly refuse to consider that talent.
View all 4 comments. I could read it over and over again. Sep 23, vi macdonald rated it really liked it Shelves: You are a fascist and a racist and a raging anti-semite, and perhaps most irritating of all a bloody good poet.
Jul 16, Illiterate rated it it was ok. The other sections have a whiff of cultivated obscurity and pretentious elitism. Hay un manejo del metro, de la rima interna, de la sonoridad, que es directamente soberbio. No exagero si digo que estos poemas me ponen mal de lo buenos que son. The treasure is ours, make we fast land with it. Move we and take the tide, with its next favour, Abide Under some neutral force Until this corse turneth aside.
Personæ: The Shorter Poems
Chant for the Transmutation of Metals. Me temo que van a terminar mal. Ni siquiera expresan nuestras noblezas interiores, ustedes van a terminar muy mal.
Nov 25, Scriptor Ignotus rated it really liked it Shelves: Pound’s poetry is intricate, dense, lyrical, and passionate without being sentimental. He is not as emotionally evocative as some other poets, but I kind of like that about him. Poetry for him was about cutting through the dross of decadence and emotionalism and recapturing the primitive roots of poetry as distilled truth-telling. His work has a ruthless integrity to it; Pound does not suffer ignorance of the humanities gladly.
Though after finding of the personality of the poet, I am less impressed. Oct 27, Rahil rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t read it from cover to cover in fact, I guess I need a more profound background in order to understand it betterI’ll read it when i’ll improve my language and my Latin culture: Nov 04, Peter Barnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Doria Be in me as the eternal moods of the bleak wind, and not As transient things are— gaiety of flowers.
Have me in the strong loneliness 5 of sunless cliffs And of gray waters. Let the gods speak softly of us In days hereafter, the shadowy flowers of Orcus 10 Remember thee. Aug 18, Talbot Hook rated it it was amazing.
Empty are the ways, Empty are the ways of this land And the flowers Bend over with heavy heads. They bend in vain. Empty are the ways of this land Where Ione Walked once, and now does not walk But seems like a person just gone. I like Ezra Pound. I know a lot of people will disagree for a lot of different reasons, but this is one of my favorite volumes of poetry it’s also hard to imagine greater diversity in a collection of one poet’s work.
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I have a much older copy. Wzra I don’t think I “got” a good percentage of the Greek references, I did love it for the sound and rhythm. I found myself readng it aloud. Oct 12, Neha rated it it was amazing. I sleep with this under my pillow. Nov 30, Daniel Seifert marked it as picked-up-periodically Shelves: Personse found an old version, a New Direction Book while helping an old French professor clean out out his flat.
Jun 17, Jack rated it it was amazing Shelves: Come, my songs, let us express our baser passions, Let us express our envy persomae the man with a steady job and no lersonae about the future. You are very idle, my songs. I fear you will come to a bad end.
You stand about in the streets, You loiter at the corners perwonae bus-stops, You do next to nothing at all. I think Pound may be my key, my guide to understanding and appreciating poetry at a level I never could before. He is not a poet for whom poetry is a mode, above all, to express some individualised emotion or experience, the sort of thing that biographies often illuminate.
Being a Modernist, he is primarily concerned with the raw power of language, used to greatest effect to express the world and itself. I wouldn’t say many of his poems hit the reader with a poignant affect, which before now I thought was the greatest strength of a poem.
Due to that sentiment, the majority of poems I read washed over me without great interest on my part. I was skeptical regarding the form.
To attempt poetry is quite easy – just write, toss in a few line breaks, use the big words you usually wouldn’t, say something ‘raw’ and ‘real’. So I figured the vast majority of poetry was terrible, and that beyond a few poems from greats like Heaney or Larkin, the writer famous primarily as a poet was somewhat lacking. That is perdonae prejudice Ezra Pound has shaken, and hopefully dismantled for good.
Pound has poems that are good by my old standard – Erat Hora, The Picture, Of Jacopo Del Sellaio – but mostly writes poetry that I needed to learn to appreciate from a new standpoint – technical proficiency, a kind of density in rhythm that is immensely satisfying to read aloud, i. Pound was multilingual and proud in his erudition – there are virtually no footnotes, and there is much found in his writing I did not immediately understand pwrsonae allusions and sprinklings of Latin, Greek, Italian.
He is forbidding intellectually, and deliberately so, but in a sense that only challenges the reader to study more and engage with literature and history pfrsonae culture they may have otherwise ignored.
His aim is not to embarrass a reader by reflecting their ignorance, but inspire them to continue to read and learn. I see myself reading poems here that first left me cold with a new respect and understanding in the years to come. Dec 21, Susan Marie rated it it was ok. This is a strange collection of poetry. While it is not bad writing, the way the book is formatted is utterly confusing.