By Ezra Pound

ISBN-10: 0811223167

ISBN-13: 9780811223164

This significant paintings, first released in 1934, is a concise assertion of Pound’s aesthetic conception. it's a primer for the reader who desires to keep an energetic, severe brain and develop into more and more delicate to the wonder and proposal of the world’s top literature. With attribute vigour and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with indicates meticulously selected from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” offers an illuminating essay for a person desiring to learn and write poetry. ABC of Reading screens Pound’s nice skill to open new avenues in literature for our time.

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Something of this diminished notion of Hesiod’s value has remained up to the present day, keeping us from taking him at his word when he speaks about himself and the importance of his accomplishments. ch apter t wo Homer T he poet who composed the Iliad and the Odyssey is a voice without identity; it is the poetry that survives and not the person who created it. There is no information in either poem about the name or the background of the poet who composed them, or about the time in which he lived.

We attached our necks” (PDublin. Inv. 193a = T 19 Gerber). But it is possible that, in the original poem, Archilochus was depicting imaginary events. 34 On the basis of the surviving fragments of Archilochus’ poems (fr. 35 Biographers also accused the poet Hipponax of causing deaths with his iambics, the deaths of the sculptors Bupalos and Athenis (schol. , Epod. 37 Whether or not in reality Archilochus’ poetry was as destructive as his ancient biographers claimed, the citizens of Paros honored Archilochus as a hero for hundreds of years after his death.

193a = T 19 Gerber). But it is possible that, in the original poem, Archilochus was depicting imaginary events. 34 On the basis of the surviving fragments of Archilochus’ poems (fr. 35 Biographers also accused the poet Hipponax of causing deaths with his iambics, the deaths of the sculptors Bupalos and Athenis (schol. , Epod. 37 Whether or not in reality Archilochus’ poetry was as destructive as his ancient biographers claimed, the citizens of Paros honored Archilochus as a hero for hundreds of years after his death.

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