Ezra Pound

Standard Name: Pound, Ezra
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.


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Cultural formation H. D.
HD's interest in spiritualism is perhaps traceable to her Moravian background as well as to the yogi books given to her by Ezra Pound when she was a teenager. During the Second World War she...
death May Sinclair
She was cremated after her funeral on 18 November at the chapel in Golders Green Cemetery. Her ashes were buried in Hampstead churchyard.
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973.
In a will made almost thirty years before she died...
Education Adrienne Rich
Here she was introduced to the poetry of Donne , Yeats , Eliot , Pound , Frost , Thomas , MacNeice , Stevens , and Ginsberg .
Yorke, Liz. Adrienne Rich: Passion, Politics, and the Body. Sage, 1997.
Rich enjoyed her time at Radcliffe, though...
Education H. D.
HD withdrew from Bryn Mawr for health reasons after suffering an emotional breakdown. Other factors too may have played a part: she was in the midst of a turbulent relationship with Ezra Pound and she...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Butts
Her accounts of her marriage were disingenuous in several respects. She described it as one of those War-marriages between very young people,
Blondel, Nathalie. Mary Butts: Scenes from the Life. McPherson & Company, 1998.
which was hardly accurate when she was at the time twenty-seven. Rodker...
Family and Intimate relationships Fay Weldon
During her marriage she and Edgar entertained the literary and avant-garde world: she later regaled her grand-daughter with irreverent stories of Joseph Conrad , Jean Rhys (Such a louche young woman),
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
Ford Madox Ford
Family and Intimate relationships H. D.
H. D. and Ezra Pound were introduced at a Hallowe'en party in Pennsylvania.
Robinson, Janice S. H.D.: The Life and Work of an American Poet. Houghton Mifflin, 1982.
Family and Intimate relationships W. B. Yeats
Within a few months of proposing marriage to Maud Gonne 's daughter Iseult (as he had formerly proposed to to Gonne herself) WBY married (on 20 October 1917, at the age of fifty-two) Georgie Hyde-Lees
Family and Intimate relationships Q. D. Leavis
Though both husband and wife were to influential, F. R. Leavis became one of the leading literary critics of the twentieth century. A dynamic speaker and teacher, he was known for his uncompromising, exclusive, often...
Fictionalization Florence Farr
Ezra Pound refers to FF in Canto XXVIII as Loica (i.e. Shaw's Louka): So Loica went out and died there [Ceylon] / After her time in the post-Ibsen movement.
Pound, Ezra. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. New Directions, 1948.
Several critics believe Farr...
Fictionalization Natalie Clifford Barney
In 1912-13, NCB 's fame was bolstered by a series of essays addressed to her by Remy de Gourmont entitled Lettres à l'Amazone, published in the Paris literary magazine Mercure de France.
Rood, Karen Lane, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 4. Gale Research, 1980.
Friends, Associates Mary Butts
MB met Ezra Pound (accounts differ as to whether she had met him already). He not only became her close friend but also promoted her writing both before and after her death.
Blondel, Nathalie. Mary Butts: Scenes from the Life. McPherson & Company, 1998.
Friends, Associates Dora Marsden
West became a regular contributor to The Freewoman and a prominent member of the London branch of the Freewoman Discussion Circle . She also played central roles in the revival and transformation of The Freewoman...
Friends, Associates Harriet Shaw Weaver
McAlmon hosted a dinner party which Weaver attended together with Djuna Barnes , William Bird , sculptor Thelma Wood , and Ezra Pound , who mortified her by teasing her, quite without justification, about her...
Friends, Associates Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
Once settled in a larger house more suited to entertaining, CADS renewed old friendships and made new ones with luminaries in London literary society, including Beatrice Harraden , Arthur Waugh , H. G. Wells ,...


Alfred Richard Orage and Holbrook Jackson acquired the weekly reviewNew Age (founded in 1894).
Kindley, Evan. “Ismism”. London Review of Books, No. 2, pp. 33 - 5.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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1 January 1913
Harold Monro opened the Poetry Bookshop at 35 Devonshire Street (now Boswell Street) in Bloomsbury.
2 July 1914
The first issue of the magazine Blast, edited by Wyndham Lewis , formally announced the arrival of Vorticism, an avant-garde movement in art.
20 July 1915
The second and final issue of Wyndham Lewis 's Vorticist magazine, Blast, included artwork and literary pieces by Helen Saunders , Jessie Dismorr , and Dorothy Shakespear , along with poems by Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot .