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ABC of Reading

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Welcome to Ezuversity. No tuition and just this one textbook. "ABC or gradus ad Parnassum, for those who like to learn."
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The entire book re-emphasizes the fact that one of Pound's major contributions to modern culture was his great ability to discover neglected and unknown genius, distinguishes originals from imitations, and opening new avenues in literature for our time.

Synopsis:

Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda.

Synopsis:

Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature.

Synopsis:

This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is a primer for the reader who wants to maintain an active, critical mind and become increasingly sensitive to the beauty and inspiration of the world’s best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyone aspiring to read and write poetry. displays Pound’s great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.

About the Author

Michael Dirda, who won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism at the Washington Post Book World, is the author of An Open Book. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811201513
Author:
Pound, Ezra
Publisher:
New Directions
Author:
Dirda, Michael
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Books & Reading
Copyright:
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19600117
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.495 lb

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Welcome to Ezuversity. No tuition and just this one textbook. "ABC or gradus ad Parnassum, for those who like to learn."

"Synopsis" by , Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda.
"Synopsis" by , Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature.
"Synopsis" by , This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is a primer for the reader who wants to maintain an active, critical mind and become increasingly sensitive to the beauty and inspiration of the world’s best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyone aspiring to read and write poetry. displays Pound’s great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.
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