Ezra Pound and The Ideogram

 


The links on this page have been sorted according to their relevance.

BIOGRAPHICAL

An Introduction to Pound

This site has a short biography of Pound and a list of his major works. It can be helpful for ready reference. The site has a dark blue background which can be too overpowering. It has a link to an online paper by Ronald Bush entitled " Modernism, Fascism and the Composition of the Pisan Cantos".

Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

This site has been excellently designed. An exhaustive bibliography, filmography, discography and a chronology of Pound can be found here. A link to this page is absolutely necessary for any work on Pound. It also provides links to Paideuma and other sites with Pound resources.

Ezra Pound And H.D.

This site describes the genesis of the Imagist movement in terms of Ezra Pound's relationship with H.D. No attempt has been made to contextualize the Imagist movement with reference to the Neo-Symbolists. The chief resource of the site is a link to a site which recapitulates the Imagist agenda as envisaged by Pound.

 

ONLINE PAPERS

The following sites have complete academic papers on Pound's poetry .

Pound's Quest for the Paradiso

William M. Northcutt (Bayreuth) "A Benjaminian Reading Of Ezra Pound's Quest for the Paradiso". Northcutt in this paper addresses Pound's desire to restore the pragmatic function of poetry i.e. to bring about changes in the social framework in the context of Pound's attempt to totalize the past. The paper is presented in its entirety as it would have been printed on paper. No attempt has been made to make the experience of reading this paper a visually rewarding experience. Though the paper haas endnotes no internal links have been set up to facilitate reference.

Modernism ,Fascism and the Pisan Cantos

This website has Ronald Bush's paper entitled "Modernism, Fascism and the Pisan Cantos". Bush investigates the sources which Pound may have drawn upon in the course of composition of the Pisan Cantos and the stylistic models employed by him. This paper can be accessed through the first link.

Pound , Blast and Syndicalism

This paper documents Pound's positions on the labour movement in Wales.

 

ONLINE DISCUSSIONS

Electronic Poetry Centre: Ezra Pound

This site has links to texts discussing Pound's fascism and his poetry. An excellent introduction to the raging debate about Pound's place in literary history . Can any criticism of his poetry refrain from engaging with his ideology? Some illuminating approaches have been suggested by the contributors . They are Charles Bernstein, Jackson Mac Low, Jerome Rothenberg, Marjorie Perloff.

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL

All the websites listed under this heading lead to blurbs of scholarly books on Pound.

Paideuma

This site lists the contributors to Paideuma .Subscriptions can be routed through this site. Academically this site does not offer anything.

The Poetics Of Fascism:Ezra Pound,T.S.Eliot and Paul De Man

This book explores the continuities between the politics of post-structuralism and of high modernism. Does their engagement with language have points of contact? Can we simultaneously theorize the Modernist attempt to regain the pragmatic force of poetry by clarion calls to 'tradition', their attempts to 'purify' the language of poetry and their support for fascism? An engagement with these issues will entail a link to this website.

The Visible Word :Experimental Typography and Modern Art,1909-1923

Johanna Drucker .

This site has a review of Drucker's book by Charles Bernstein.Drucker's work offers a "poetics of the marked text". The Modernist emphasis on the materiality of language -accoustic and visual - is explored through readings of Mallarme, Marinetti and Tzara.

MIXED BAG

Modernism Timeline

It gives a year by year account of significant happenings in the Modernist world from 1890 to 1940. The information is packaged for easy reference.

On the Ezra Pound /MarshallMcLuhan Correspondence

This is basically a McLuhan website. It can be helpful to study Pound's attitudes to his poetry after the Second World War.

The Li-Po Page

This is one of the most useful resources to study Pound's contribution to the Chinese poems he translated. It gives differing versions of "The River Merchant's Wife's Letter".

Dadaism

A brief introduction to Dadaism.

Futurism

A brief introduction to Futurism.


 

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