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Ezra Pound, American poet, critic, editor, translator, and key figure in the literary modernist movement, lived in London from 1908 to 1921, in Paris from 1921 to 1924, and then in Italy until the end of the Second World War. His vociferous, antisemitic support for Italian fascism earned him thirteen years in a US hospital for the criminally insane. He worked from 1917 until near the end of his life on his massive and generically multiple epic poem Cantos, which he published in serial fragments.
30 October 1885 EP, American poet, was born in Hailey, Idaho. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1908 EP had his first book, the highly rhetorical and romantic poetry collection A Lume Spento, privately printed in Venice at his own expense. Bibliographic Citation link.
1968 The final volume of EP's cantos, Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII was published by New Directions. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 November 1972 EP, American poet, died in Venice at the age of eighty-seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
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