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The Verse Revolutionaries: Ezra Pound, H.D. and the Imagists

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The Verse Revolutionaries tells the story of the Imagists, a turbulent and colourful group of poets, who came together in London in the years before the First World War. As T. S. Eliot was to say, appropriately re-invoking the Imagist habit of turning anything they admired into French, the imagist movement was modern poetry's point de repère, the landmark venture that inau ...more
Hardcover, 976 pages
Published 2009 by Cape
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Liam Guilar
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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It seems Ironic that a 'movement' most remembered by a two line poem should be celebrated in a book that's nearly a thousand pages long. It's a tribute to Carr's writing that while lifting the book makes gym visits redundant, it never flags and I didn't skip read any of it. Though for a while I felt as though I'd lived through ten years reading the book.
The title is significant: The verse revolutionaries...it's not so much about the poems as the people who wrote and argued about them. And so it
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David Loveland
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book for trying to get your head around H.D. and Ezra Pound. Though they are not my favourite poets, this book really opened up their poetry and I came away with a greater appreciation of their work (and a more acute dislike for the Poets as people - especially Pound!)
Mills College Library
821.91209 C3116 2009
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