Ezra Pound and the Visual Culture of Modernism
By (author) Rebecca Beasley
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Ezra Pound and the Visual Culture of Modernism by Rebecca Beasley
Book DescriptionEzra Pound was deeply engaged with the avant-garde art scene in London and Paris during the early twentieth century. The effects of this engagement were not restricted to experiments in poetic form, however; they directly shaped Pound's social and political thought. In this 2007 book Rebecca Beasley tracks Pound's education in visual culture in chapters that explore Pound's early poetry in the context of American aestheticism and middle-class education; imagism, anarchism and post-impressionist painting; vorticism and anti-democracy in early drafts of The Cantos; Dadaist conceptual art, internationalism and Pound's turn to Italian fascism. In establishing a critical vocabulary profoundly indebted to the visual arts, Pound laid the basis for a literary modernism that is, paradoxically, a visual culture. Drawing on archive materials and magazine contributions, this study makes an important contribution to our understanding of Pound's intellectual development and the relationship between modernist literature and the visual arts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521870405
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rebecca Beasley
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Ezra Pound and the Visual Culture of Modernism, Paperback (August 2010)
An important contribution to the study of Pound's influences and of the relationship between modernism and art.
Theorists of Modernist Poetry, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Rebecca Beasley
Examines TS Eliot, TE Hulme and Ezra Pound, three of the most influential figures of the modernist movement. This work offers useful insight into the modernist movement, as well as demonstrating the deep influence of the three theorists on the shape and values of the discipline of English Literature itself.
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Author Biography - Rebecca Beasley
Rebecca Beasley is Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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