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"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him." -- Ezra Pound
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 — 1 November 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry, known in particular for his role in developing Imagism, which favored clear language, a lack of rhetoric, and precision of imagery. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his epic poem The Cantos (1925—1964).

Living in London in the early 20th century, Pound promoted and in some cases shaped the work of contemporaries such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, and Ernest Hemingway, using his position as foreign editor of The Little Review and Poetry to help modernist poetry reach an American audience. It was Pound who discovered Eliot and who was largely responsible for the publication of Joyce's Ulysses. Hemingway wrote of him in 1925: "He defends [his friends] when they are attacked, he gets them into magazines and out of jail. He loans them money. ... He advances them hospital expenses and dissuades them from suicide." He also wrote for The New Age and Wyndham Lewis's magazine BLAST, and was known for his translations, which included translating medieval writers such as Guido Cavalcanti, and Ernest Fenollosa's work from Japanese.

Disgusted by the loss of life during the First World War, he lost faith in England and came to believe that only economic reform could prevent another war. He moved to Italy in 1924, where to his friends' dismay he embraced Benito Mussolini's fascism and met Mussolini himself in 1933. He argued that usury and the Bank of England were behind the Great Depression, expressed support for Adolf Hitler, and wrote for publications owned by the British fascist Oswald Mosley. The Italian government paid him during the Second World War to make over 100 radio broadcasts criticizing the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in particular Jews. The broadcasts were monitored by the U.S. government and he was arrested for treason in 1945, spending months in detention in a U.S. military camp in Pisa, Italy...including 25 days in a six-by-six-foot outdoor steel cage during which he said he had a mental breakdown. Deemed unfit to stand trial, a decision disputed for decades after his death, he was incarcerated in St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., for over 12 years.

While in custody in Italy he had begun work on The Pisan Cantos (1948), for which he was awarded the Bollingen Prize in 1949 by the Library of Congress, an honor that triggered enormous controversy, mostly because of his antisemitism, and in part because it raised literary questions about whether a mad poet who held such contentious views could produce work of any value. After his release from St. Elizabeths in 1958 he returned to Italy, where he continued to work on The Cantos and died in 1972. His political views ensure that his work remains controversial; in 1933 Time magazine called him "a cat that walks by himself, tenaciously unhousebroken and very unsafe for children." Ernest Hemingway nevertheless wrote, "The best of Pound's writing...and it is in the Cantos...will last as long as there is any literature."

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Total Books: 244
Posthumous Cantos
2015 - Posthumous Cantos [Fyfieldbooks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784101206
ISBN-10: 1784101206
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cathay Centennial Edition
2015 - Cathay Centennial Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780811223522
ISBN-10: 0811223523
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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XXX Cantos
2011 - Xxx Cantos [Polish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781463560041
ISBN-10: 1463560044
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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New Selected Poems and Translations
2010 - New Selected Poems and Translations [Second Edition - New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780811217330
ISBN-10: 0811217337
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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ABC of Reading
2010 - Abc of Reading [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780811218931
ISBN-10: 0811218937
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Instigations Together with an essay on the Chinese written character
2010 - Instigations Together with an Essay on the Chinese Written Character (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781177022101
ISBN-10: 1177022109
Genre: History
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Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony With Supplementary Notes
2010 - Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony with Supplementary Notes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781154613742
ISBN-10: 1154613747
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Spirit of Romance An Attempt to Define Somewhat the Charm of the Pre-Renaissance Literature of Latin Europe
Poems 1918-21 Including Three Portraits And Four Cantos
2010 - Poems 1918-21 Including Three Portraits and Four Cantos (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781444698633
ISBN-10: 144469863X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cathay For the Most Part from the Chinese of Rihaku From the Notes of the Late Ernest Fenollosa And the Decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga
Instigations of Ezra Pound Together with an Essay On the Chinese Written Character
Pavannes and Divisions
2010 - Pavannes and Divisions (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143111624
ISBN-10: 1143111621
Genre: Law
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The Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti
2010 - The Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141249756
ISBN-10: 1141249758
Genre: Nonfiction
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Pavannes and Divisions Ezra Pound
2010 - Pavannes and Divisions Ezra Pound [1918] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112597053
ISBN-10: 1112597050
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Gaudier-Brzeska
2010 - Gaudier-brzeska (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152257535
ISBN-10: 1152257536
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Umbra The Early Poems of Ezra Pound
2010 - Umbra the Early Poems of Ezra Pound (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152092945
ISBN-10: 1152092944
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Exultations of Ezra Pound
2009 - Exultations of Ezra Pound (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117070704
ISBN-10: 1117070700
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Lustra of Ezra Pound
2009 - Lustra of Ezra Pound (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781116909104
ISBN-10: 1116909103
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Certain Moble Plays of Japan
2009 - Certain Moble Plays of Japan (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781116191547
ISBN-10: 1116191547
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Lustra of Ezra Pound with Earlier Poems
2009 - Lustra of Ezra Pound with Earlier Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217964562
ISBN-10: 0217964567
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2004 - Cantarolas / Hum [Letras Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Ezra Pound Poems and Translations [Library of America] (Hardcover)
2002 - Cantares Completos / the Cantos [Letras Universales / Universal Writings] (Paperback)
1996 - The Cantos of Ezra Pound [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Early Poems [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1994 - Cantares Completos Tomo I [Cantares I-LI - Letras Universales / Universal Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1992 - Les Cantos [French] (Paperback)
1990 - Sophokles Elektra [New Directions Paperbook, 683] (Paperback)
1987 - Selected Letters [The Correspondence of Ezra Pound] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1985 - Pomes (Paperback)
1985 - Letters [The Cortespondence of Ezra Pound] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1979 - Letters to Ibbotson 1935-1952 [Ezra Pound Scholarship Series] (Hardcover)
1979 - Music of the Troubadours V 1 [Provencal series] (Hardcover)
1975 - Selected Prose 1909-1965 [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)Hardcover
1974 - Classic Anthology Defined By Confucius [Faber paper covered editions] (Paperback)
1973 - Pisan Cantos [Faber paper covered editions] (Paperback)Paperback
1973 - Translations [Faber paper covered editions] (Paperback)
1953 - Translations of Pound [Enlarged] (Paperback)
1919 - Spirit of Romance The [The Collected Works of Ezra Pound - 74 Volumes] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Sayings of Ezra Pound [Duckworth Sayings Series] (Paperback)
A Draft of Xxx Cantos [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)
Polite Essays [Essay Index Reprint] (Hardcover)
Ends and Beginnings [City Lights Review No. 6 - No.6] (Paperback)
Letters to Tom Carter [Literary Series] (Hardcover)
Disfraces [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Patria Mia [Marginales] (Paperback)
Cathay [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Radiodiscorsi [Girasole Documenti] (Other)
Ezra Pound Aforismi E Detti Memorabili [Tascabili economici Newton] (Paperback)
Poesie [Grandi tascabili economici] (Paperback)