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The Poetics of Impersonality: T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound
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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 1988
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780674678583
ISBN-10 0674678583
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
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Original list price $45.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this classic work, Maud Ellmann examines T. S. Eliot's and Ezra Pound's criticism in terms of what she calls the 'poetics of impersonality'. She convincingly shows that Eliot's and Pound's attempts to overcome personality merely reinstated it in a new guise. And her superb and entirely original readings of the major poems of the modernist canon have earned a lasting place in criticism. Following an analysis of Eliot's relation to Bergson, Ellmann goes on to analyse Eliot's 'Tradition and the Individual Talent' and the later After Strange Gods, the early poems, The Waste Land, and Four Quartets. She then turns to Pound's Personae, particularly 'Mauberley', and the Cantos. Ellmann looks for the contradictions inherent in modernist literary ideology and deftly teases out their implications. Stylish and perceptive, this book marked the debut of a major literary critic, and it has as much resonance today as it did on first publication. 1987 by Harvard University Press.

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