Ezra Pound

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EP , 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.

Milestones

30 October 1885
EP , American poet, was born in Hailey, Idaho.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Nadel, Ira Bruce, editor. “Chronology; Introduction”. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. xvii - xxxi; 1.
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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.
Nadel, Ira Bruce, editor. “Chronology; Introduction”. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. xvii - xxxi; 1.
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“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
1968
The final volume of EP 's cantos, Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII was published by New Directions .
Nadel, Ira Bruce, editor. “Chronology; Introduction”. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. xvii - xxxi; 1.
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British Library Catalogue.
1 November 1972
EP , American poet, died in Venice at the age of eighty-seven.
Nadel, Ira Bruce, editor. “Chronology; Introduction”. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. xvii - xxxi; 1.
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Biography

American Birth and Background

30 October 1885
EP , American poet, was born in Hailey, Idaho.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Nadel, Ira Bruce, editor. “Chronology; Introduction”. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. xvii - xxxi; 1.
xvii