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Ezra Pound's first book of poetry that was privately printed in Venice in 1908 by A. Antonini. Includes an active table of contents, correct spacing/breaks, links to footnotes, and automatic (poetic) indentation for any size frame or font.

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Kindle Edition, 75 pages
Published November 25th 2011 by Perscribo Publishing (first published 1908)
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Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. I loved the medieval and classical themes and subjects, as well as the recurring trope of the Dawn that seemed to be inspired by Homer. For someone who has been criticised as “formless,” these early poems have striking form and often a strong style that outweighs any expressive content.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best part about pound is that he is so elitist that even his "juvenelia" stinks flys away, a masterpiece showing the rest of the superstitious signs of his soon to come genius in this history of a poet. ...more
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
pretty sick early Pound lyrical pomes
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Pound's first books often are dismissed as juvenilia but are not. The 1965 New Directions edition is a beautiful hardbound reissue of the original 1908 A Lume Spento and A Quinzaine for This Yule, the first two books. Easy to find in the poems of the then unknown EP the future author of Peronsae and Lustra, but without having any way of knowing it himself, by way of Fenollosa added to the Provençal and Venetian mix, the future author of the Pisan Cantos, Drafts & Fragments, and other parts of Th ...more
Amanda Carr
Pound is definitely not the most accessible of poets. I didn't care for his style or topics; nothing drew me to him. ...more
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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early-to-mid 20th century poetry.

Pound's The Cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as The Songs—although it never is. Pound's ear was tuned to the motz et sons of troubadour poetry where, as musicologist John Stevens has noted, "melody and

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All base love scorning,
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