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