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Abc of Influence: Ezra Pound and the Remaking of American Poetic Tradition

Abc of Influence: Ezra Pound and the Remaking of American Poetic Tradition

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. First Edition, first printing (full number line). Small quarto in grey illus jacket; xii, 279 pages; bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index. Very fine in very fine jacket; as new. Hardcover. ISBN: 0585257272; 9780585257273

Contents: The Pound tradition --; Ezra Pound and Harold Bloom: influences, canons, traditions, and the making of modern poetry --; Expanding the Poundian field: Whitman, Williams, and Zukofsky --; History in a cyclotron: Charles Olson as poet-historian and the model of Ezra Pound --; Olson as Mencius and his master, Pound: a study in poetic tradition --; Objectivist romantic: Ezra Pound and the poetic constellations of Robert Duncan --; In harmony with the master: formal and political structures in Duncan's poetry --; Pound's words in their pockets: Denise Levertov and Gary Snyder --; Migrating voices in the poetry of Edward Dorn --; Reappropriation and resistance: Charles Bernstein, language poetry, and poetic tradition.

Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Poésie américaine -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique. Influence littéraire, artistique, etc. LITERARY CRITICISM -- Poetry. American poetry. Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Amerikaans. Dichtkunst. Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 -- Influence. Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 Time: 1900-1999

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