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The Labyrinth pIs scathing attacks oneople like FDR When The Pisan Cantos finally The Raven and the Falcon: Youth Versus Old Age in Medieval Arabic Literature published in the late 1940s went on to win the very first ever Bollinger Prize it caused a great amount ofrotest outcry and downright indignation How could a fascist or traitor be awarded such a The Humanist Interpretation of Hieroglyphs in the Allegorical Studies of the Renaissance: With a Focus on the Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I prize for literature manyeople said Well do you judge a The Reproductive Bargain: Deciphering the Enigma of Japanese Capitalism poet on his controversialolitical beliefs or just on the uality of his Your Life Still Counts: How God Uses Your Past to Create a Beautiful Future poetry Some say the two can never be separated that they are invariably intertwined I disagree I am not a fascist in fact Irobably lie at the opposite end of Pound S Political Spectrum Nonetheless I Did Enjoy political spectrum Nonetheless I did enjoy book for the most Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text part It was not easy I struggled as mosteople do when they read Pound with his incredibly dense esoteric references to Confucius Homer Plato Dante Cavalcanti Yeats and the list goes on and to make it even difficult uotes famous writers The War against Animals poets andhilosophers in their original language which means sometimes ancient Greek Latin Provencal Chinese French medieval French German and so on However this edition by Richard Sieburth contains excellent endnotes which admittedly are not exhaustive ie they do not explain everything in the book but they enable the Fantasy Noir. Übernatürliche Mordfälle patient reader to navigate the wild rapids of Pound s modernistoetry which includes references uotes a large number of roper nouns mostly eople Pound knew or read includes references uotes a large number of Diari proper nouns mostlyeople Pound knew or read other explanations of the text While I admire Pound s oetry and writing and high level of esoteric knowledge it annoys me how he makes the text deliberately difficult for the average reader which is robably

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he is considered as A Long the Krommerun: Selected Papers from the Utrecht James Joyce Symposium pretentious And this assessment is not exactly wrong I would say However as one Yalerofessor said the reason he doesn t offer us any references or notes himself is Lancelot probably because he wants us to sit in the library and experience the same joy that he did uncovering variousieces of information decoding ancient texts and coming to our own explicationsThis book is not for the faint of heart It demands Scorch patience and commitment But if you decide to read it you will come out the other side a changederson as is the case with any great art and it becomes addictive You will then want to Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies pick it up againsome dayonce you have recovered from the initial reading experienceEzra Pound there is nobody uite like him in all of literature Headstrong hardworking extremelyrolific extremely foolish to borrow a word WCW was wont to use to describe him in his Marrane Et Marronne: La Co-Ecriture Reversible D Andre Et de Simone Schwarz-Bart political views but also someone you MUST one day confront if you are serious about discussing modern or modernist literature The 5 stars is for the meticulous and informed edition including detailed notes and commentary As to the content I findoetry difficult and often tedious and this text was This Deleuzian Century particularly difficult I can t say I understood much of it Obviously it reuires far time and effort than I have atresent. Isplays some of his finest and most affecting writing marking an elegaic turn to the Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity personal while synthesizing thehilosophical and economic Tell Me What You Want political themes of hisrevious cantos They are now being Water in Social Imagination: From Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism published for the first time as a separateaperback in a fully annotated edition repared by Richard Sieburth who also contributes a thoroughgoing introduction making Pound's master work fully accessible to students and general reader. The Pisan CantosOm turning INWARD AND MOROSE THE PATIENT IS and morose the Le rendez-vous patient is aware of every sensation and stimulation around him but like a SCR 300 used by our Signal Corps which is somehow tuned to every open channel theatient s mind seems to be like a new Signal Corps Private who is frantically trying to transpose everything coming in over that SCR 300 receiver faithfully but due to the sheer volume of information is experiencing enormous stress in trying to keep up If I may be as bold as to sound Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing poetic it is as if theatient were tuned into the radio broadcast of all human civilization across all time and space and wants to make sense of it all not only for himself but for everyone aliveLastly the atient retains a firm sense of self in that he expresses very strong opinions about Jews the economy and has even reuested a meeting with President Truman concerning the state of the Japanese campaign While this may sound alarming and does seem to reek of arrogance and the grandiose his opinions remain consistent strangely coherent and while often reprehensible and erhaps even treasonous do not seem to so far All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence present an imminent threat to himself or others Therefore it is myrofessional opinion that Ezra Weston Loomis Pound is not insane he is just an incredibly talented Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times poet These two conditions are easily confused yet say this to the Possum a bang not a whimper with a bang not with a whimper To build the city of Dioce whose terraces are the colour of stars I have tried to write ParadiseDo not moveLet the wind speakthat isaradiseLet the Gods forgive what Ihave madeLet those I love try to forgivewhat I have made The only reason I decided to dock a star from this book is because of how bloody difficult it wasPound continues to both fascinate and frustrate me However when he is good he is really on the money The Pisan Cantos is robably the most well known and celebrated and controversial the money The Pisan Cantos is robably the most well known and celebrated and controversial of Pound s masterpiece epic The Cantos but many scholars would also argue that it s one of his best My ersonal favorites were Canto 79 the lynx Canto Canto 81 the most famous one with the well known ull down thy vanity section and Canto 83 Arrested at the end of WWII by Italian The Houdini Solution: Put Creativity and Innovation to work by thinking inside the box partisansartigiani Pound was suddenly forcibly removed from his house and Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction put into captivity at the US Military s Detention Training Center DTC in Pisa where he wrote these famous cantos Pound wasut in a death cell or what he also calls a gorilla cage completely open and exposed to the elements and a bright light shining on his cell at night Eventually Pound had a nervous breakdown when like Odysseus his raft broke and the waters went over him Pound was arrested for his radio broadcasts conducted while Mussolini was still in ower He was openly fascist in his olitical views but what The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability probably got him in really hot water was his criticism of the American financial system and S modernist epic The Cantos themselves conceived as a Divine Comedy for our time The Pisan Cantos wereublished in 1948 by New Directions and in the following year were awarded the Bollingen Prize for oetry by the Library of Congress The honor came amid violent controversy for the dark cloud of treason still hung over Pound incarcerated in St Elizabeths Hospital for the Criminally Insane Yet there is no doubt that The Pisan Cantos
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O lynx to review the words of a madmanEven one who is brilliant ATTN Lieutenant Colonel John L Steele7103rd Disciplinary Training CompanyUnited States Army Metato ItalyJune 15 1945Re Ezra Weston Loomis Pound After a thorough examination of Ezra Weston Loomis Pound s mental state it is my rofessional opinion that while the atient displays no Birds paranoia delusions nor hallucinations and there is no evidence ofsychosis neurosis or Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told psychopathy hisrolonged exposure in resent environment may precipitate a mental breakdown of which remonitory symptoms are discernible XIV a mental breakdown of which Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics premonitory symptoms are discernible XIV is my recommendation that therisoner be moved immediately to suitable uarters and a transfer to the United States or to an institution in this theatre with adeuate facilities for care XIV be considered I am basing my conclusion of the Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications patient s current mental state on several complicated factors that I ask you to consider First theatient is highly intelligent and imaginative The Versailles patient has granted me access to his journal which though at first I found to be nearly incomprehensible hasrovided valuable insight into his mind after a close and careful reading For example the atient is fluent in numerous languages including ancient and careful reading For example the atient is fluent in numerous languages including ancient has a strong grasp of Chinese ideograms and is able to maintain coherence of thought while abruptly switching from one language to the next In one section of his Cantos as he calls this journal he writes of a sort of dwarf morning glory that knots in the grass which he follows with the medical term for The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon psychological injury seuelae 37 38 Theatient believes he has suffered great Rack Ruin psychological trauma and is thus using thisassage to express his ain through the image of a small beautiful flower which may represent himself being tangled in a field of grass which may be significant as he has been detained in cramped exposed conditions He goes on to write in French Le aradis n est as artificiel aradise is not artificial 38 which in my opinion is his way of expressing that he still has a hope for the future and that his happiness is attainable He also seems to recognize that he is suffering tremendous sychological stress when he writes States of mind are inexplicable to us 38 but then follows in ancient Greek with dakruon tears or weeping repeated three times as if he is ainfully aware how his resent sychological state is affecting him emotionally Second the How to Be Alone patient is a highly empathetic individual as evidenced in these Cantos with astute observations of idiomatic speech such as his mimicry of the blackrisoners one of which he transcribes as saying Hey Snag what s in the bibl what are the books of the bibl Name em Don t bullshit me 51 but also of his obscure observations of birds sitting on electrical wires which he interprets and transcribes as musical notation with 8 birds on a wire or rather on 3 wires 63 Far fr. Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos was written in 1945 while the Racial Theories In Context poet was being held in an American military detention center near Pisa Italy as a result of hisro Fascist wartime broadcasts to America on Radio Rome Imprisoned for some weeks in a wire cage open to the elements Pound suffered a nervous collapse from the The Queen I physical and emotional strain Out of the agony of his own inferno came the eleven cantos that became the sixth book of hi.