Pound as Wuz
By (author) James Laughlin
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Pound as Wuz by James Laughlin
The title of this book is Pound as Wuz and is written by author James Laughlin. The book Pound as Wuz is published by Peter Owen Publishers. The ISBN of this book is 9780720606904 and the format is Hardback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Pound as Wuz by James Laughlin.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780720606904
(220mm x 229mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Commonplace Book of Pentastichs: Poetry, Hardback (March 2009)
A compilation of 249 poems composed in a form of James Laughlin's devising first introduced in "The Secret Room". A "pentastich" refers to a poem of five lines, without regard to metrics. This selection is of short-line compositions in natural voice cadence.
Christmas Poems, Paperback (December 2008)
Awake the voice! Awake the string! Dark and dull night fly hence away, And give the honor of this day That sees December turned to May. -William Herrick
Selected Letters, Hardback (February 2007)» View all books by James Laughlin
An epistolary exchange that highlights two singular intellects, their disparate approaches to literature and their mutual admiration.
US Kirkus Review » A blend of personal reminiscence and scholarly explication by a longtime friend and literary associate of the controversial poet. Laughlin was a student at Pound's "Ezuversity" in Rapallo during the mid-1930's and, at the master's suggestion, returned to the US to "be a publisher" - Laughlin founded New Directions in 1936. (Over the years, the house has published 26 of Pound's works as well as William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Tennessee Williams and Henry Miller.) Laughlin is a charming, though perhaps overly understanding, guide to Pound's life and works - surely, for example, Pound's encomiums to Fascist guerrillas and his diatribes about "yidds" deserve a stronger pejorative than "unappetizing." Many of the exegeses here are singularly arcane; if Pound assumed his readers had read everything he had written, Laughlin carries on the tradition. But a lively interest in the Greek and Roman poets, Chinese ideograms, the Languedoc troubadours, and 20th-century monetary theories, among other topics, will find much to appreciate in these erudite musings. Laughlin offers glimpses of Pound that are fresh and insightful. There is also a graceful appreciation of the author from Hugh Kenner. A book, then, that deserves serious study by Pound devotees and dipping into by others. (Kirkus Reviews)
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