Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

BookCross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound

Clemson University Press: The Ezra Pound Center for Literature Book Series


June 1st, 2021



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This volume gathers fifteen essays that offer new interpretations on Pound’s poetics, as well as new perspectives on his critical reception globally. It includes authors from nine different countries and covers Pound’s work from his beginnings as a young poet in Philadelphia in the first decade of the century through his most productive years as a poet, critic, and translator to the first critical treatments of his work in the 1940s and 50s, and on to translations of The Cantos spanning the last fifty years. Although, in our own era, such terms as “cross-cultural thinking,” “globalism,” “transnationalism,” and “internationalism” remain fluid and can often stir controversy in literary studies, especially in discussion of the impact of modernism, the place of Ezra Pound as a prominent modernist figure worldwide has remained unquestioned throughout the last century.

This volume offers new interpretations of Pound’s poetics, as well as new perspectives on his critical reception globally.

Author Information

Walter Baumann was born in Switzerland and studied at the Universities of Zurich and Aberdeen. His academic teaching career in German Studies started at Toronto University and continued at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. He published on J. W. Goethe, H. Broch, and M. Frisch. John Gery is an American poet, critic, collaborative translator, and editor. He has published seven books of poetry, a critical work on the treatment of nuclear annihilation in American poetry, two co-edited volumes of literary criticism and two co-edited anthologies of contemporary poetry, as well as, a co-authored biography and guidebook on Ezra Pound's Venice. David McKnight is director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania.