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March 22, 1998
Had a considerable influence on the development of 20th century poetry, as both poet and critic. He is best known for "Homage to Sextus Propertius" and "Mauberly," (1920). His great life's work is the lengthy, "Cantos." Born in Hailey, Idaho, and reared on the East Coast, Pound spent most of his career in Europe where he wrote, lectured and produced publications, including Vorticism and two issues of its manifesto, Blast, in 1914 and 1915. A champion of great writers like T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and James Joyce.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Around the turn of the 20th century, ancient Chinese poetry grabbed fresh attention in the West and provided inspiration for some notable works. Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, for example, found in a set of German translations of Li Po the impetus to create "Das Lied von der Erde" ("The Song of the Earth"). And four years after the 1911 posthumous premiere of that profound music, American poet Ezra Pound published "Cathay," his influential interpretations of Li Po and other Chinese poets.
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By Daniel Mark Epstein | March 27, 1994
These letters between the eminent poet and his publisher read like the climactic scenes of a tragic opera, a curious coloratura duet. Beginning in 1933, when Ezra Pound, 48, was living in Italy and James Laughlin was a sophomore at Harvard, their correspondence tracks the dissolution of a great intelligence, Pound's descent into madness and isolation during World War II.Mr. Laughlin first wrote to Pound hoping to visit the poet in Rapallo. He wanted to learn how to read the poet's new Cantos and understand his preference for certain contemporary writers: presume to disturb you, because I am in a position (editor Harvard Advocate and Hark- ness Hoot)
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2003
Hugh Kenner, a former English professor at the Johns Hopkins University who was also a critic and celebrated scholar who wrote on James Joyce and Ezra Pound among other literary figures, died of a heart ailment Monday at his home in Athens, Ga. He was 80. Dr. Kenner taught at Hopkins from 1973 until 1991, when he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia. A specialist in 20th-century literature, Dr. Kenner made his reputation with critical studies of Joyce, Pound, T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Around the turn of the 20th century, ancient Chinese poetry grabbed fresh attention in the West and provided inspiration for some notable works. Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, for example, found in a set of German translations of Li Po the impetus to create "Das Lied von der Erde" ("The Song of the Earth"). And four years after the 1911 posthumous premiere of that profound music, American poet Ezra Pound published "Cathay," his influential interpretations of Li Po and other Chinese poets.
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By A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers | June 13, 1999
Ezra Pound(1885-1972)Pound will be remembered as anti-Semitic and pro-Mussolini. On Roman radio Pound broadcast pro-fascist propaganda and was arrested for treason. He was then sent to a mental hospital in Washington.After he won the Bollingen Prize for writing "Pisan Cantos," he was released and spent the remainder of his life in Italy.Two of Pound's most remembered writings are his poems "Homage to Sextus Propertius" and "Mauberly".
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By ARTHUR HIRSCH and ARTHUR HIRSCH,SUN ARTS WRITER | September 10, 2000
T.S. Eliot might well be pleased that he's most commonly known today not quite as himself but as "Old Possum," the fellow who wrote those cat poems. That would likely appeal to the poetic master's sense of humor, as well as his considerable feline fancy. One could say that Eliot liked cats, but that would hardly do. One could say he respected cats, but that would not cover it, either. As no other poet has, Eliot fathomed cats' unfathomable catness, celebrated their mystery and relished their utterly unpossessable self-possession.
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By Russell Baker | May 18, 1995
IT IS COMMENCEMENT season. Last winter I foolishly agreed to make a commencement speech. Winter is when they get you for commencement speeches. In winter it's hard to believe in commencement. Winter is not a commencing time of year. In a good old Middle Atlantic winter it is only natural to believe nothing will ever commence again.The hunters who go after commencement speakers know this. So they strike in winter. The phone rings, a letter comes. Will you come in faraway May and make a commencement speech?
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2003
Hugh Kenner, a former English professor at the Johns Hopkins University who was also a critic and celebrated scholar who wrote on James Joyce and Ezra Pound among other literary figures, died of a heart ailment Monday at his home in Athens, Ga. He was 80. Dr. Kenner taught at Hopkins from 1973 until 1991, when he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia. A specialist in 20th-century literature, Dr. Kenner made his reputation with critical studies of Joyce, Pound, T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats.
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April 19, 1994
Bomb BosniaThis is to express support for NATO's bombing of Serbian positions in Bosnia.It's long overdue. My only quibble is that it was a very small response to the Serbs' ongoing campaign of conquest by terror.Despite good intentions, the United Nations in effect has aided and abetted the Serbs by imposing an arms embargo that affected only the victims, since the aggressors had most of Yugoslavia's arms to start with, as well as the munitions factories to build more.It's as if the police were to come upon a rape in progress and tie the victim's hands behind her back to reduce the level of violence on the streets.
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By ARTHUR HIRSCH and ARTHUR HIRSCH,SUN ARTS WRITER | September 10, 2000
T.S. Eliot might well be pleased that he's most commonly known today not quite as himself but as "Old Possum," the fellow who wrote those cat poems. That would likely appeal to the poetic master's sense of humor, as well as his considerable feline fancy. One could say that Eliot liked cats, but that would hardly do. One could say he respected cats, but that would not cover it, either. As no other poet has, Eliot fathomed cats' unfathomable catness, celebrated their mystery and relished their utterly unpossessable self-possession.
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By A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers | June 13, 1999
Ezra Pound(1885-1972)Pound will be remembered as anti-Semitic and pro-Mussolini. On Roman radio Pound broadcast pro-fascist propaganda and was arrested for treason. He was then sent to a mental hospital in Washington.After he won the Bollingen Prize for writing "Pisan Cantos," he was released and spent the remainder of his life in Italy.Two of Pound's most remembered writings are his poems "Homage to Sextus Propertius" and "Mauberly".
NEWS
March 22, 1998
Had a considerable influence on the development of 20th century poetry, as both poet and critic. He is best known for "Homage to Sextus Propertius" and "Mauberly," (1920). His great life's work is the lengthy, "Cantos." Born in Hailey, Idaho, and reared on the East Coast, Pound spent most of his career in Europe where he wrote, lectured and produced publications, including Vorticism and two issues of its manifesto, Blast, in 1914 and 1915. A champion of great writers like T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and James Joyce.
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By Russell Baker | May 18, 1995
IT IS COMMENCEMENT season. Last winter I foolishly agreed to make a commencement speech. Winter is when they get you for commencement speeches. In winter it's hard to believe in commencement. Winter is not a commencing time of year. In a good old Middle Atlantic winter it is only natural to believe nothing will ever commence again.The hunters who go after commencement speakers know this. So they strike in winter. The phone rings, a letter comes. Will you come in faraway May and make a commencement speech?
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April 19, 1994
Bomb BosniaThis is to express support for NATO's bombing of Serbian positions in Bosnia.It's long overdue. My only quibble is that it was a very small response to the Serbs' ongoing campaign of conquest by terror.Despite good intentions, the United Nations in effect has aided and abetted the Serbs by imposing an arms embargo that affected only the victims, since the aggressors had most of Yugoslavia's arms to start with, as well as the munitions factories to build more.It's as if the police were to come upon a rape in progress and tie the victim's hands behind her back to reduce the level of violence on the streets.
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April 18, 1994
Steinbach GemsCount me among those readers who will sorely miss Alice Steinbach's columns.Her wonderful way with words made each column a gem. I especially enjoyed her mastery in mixing ironic humor and the essential verities of life and parenthood.I look forward to her feature articles.Jack MecklerRandallstownPound's 'Madness'With regard to Daniel Mark Epstein's March 27 review of the newly-published letters between Ezra Pound and his publisher/friend James Laughlin of New Directions, I beg to take exception to his statement at the opening of the review (and pursued by inference)
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April 18, 1994
Steinbach GemsCount me among those readers who will sorely miss Alice Steinbach's columns.Her wonderful way with words made each column a gem. I especially enjoyed her mastery in mixing ironic humor and the essential verities of life and parenthood.I look forward to her feature articles.Jack MecklerRandallstownPound's 'Madness'With regard to Daniel Mark Epstein's March 27 review of the newly-published letters between Ezra Pound and his publisher/friend James Laughlin of New Directions, I beg to take exception to his statement at the opening of the review (and pursued by inference)
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March 20, 1996
Thomas O. Enders, 64, a diplomat who was involved in the secret bombing of Cambodia during the Nixon administration and who guided the early Reagan administration policy in Central America, died Sunday in New York of skin cancer.Olga Rudge, 101, a violinist and companion of poet Ezra Pound, died Friday at her home in northern Italy. She was born in Ohio in 1895 and met Pound in 1916 when she was a young violinist and he an acclaimed poet.Pub Date: 3/20/96
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By Daniel Mark Epstein | March 27, 1994
These letters between the eminent poet and his publisher read like the climactic scenes of a tragic opera, a curious coloratura duet. Beginning in 1933, when Ezra Pound, 48, was living in Italy and James Laughlin was a sophomore at Harvard, their correspondence tracks the dissolution of a great intelligence, Pound's descent into madness and isolation during World War II.Mr. Laughlin first wrote to Pound hoping to visit the poet in Rapallo. He wanted to learn how to read the poet's new Cantos and understand his preference for certain contemporary writers: presume to disturb you, because I am in a position (editor Harvard Advocate and Hark- ness Hoot)
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