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ABC of reading /
by Ezra Pound.
imprint
New York : New Directions, 1960, c1934.
description
206 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0811201511
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imprint
New York : New Directions, 1960, c1934.
isbn
0811201511
catalogue key
3757535
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
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.
Main Description
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. ABC of Reading displays Pound's great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.
Main Description
This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound'saesthetic 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 ofthe world's best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, andthe concluding "Treatise on Meter" provides an illuminating essay for anyoneaspiring to read and write poetry. ABC of Reading displays Pound's great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.

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