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Ezra Pound in the present : essays on Pound's contemporaneity / edited by Paul Stasi and Josephine Park.

  • New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2016.
  • ©2016
xiii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
  • "Was Ezra Pound the first theorist of world literature? Or did he inaugurate a form of comparative literature that could save the discipline from its untimely demise? Would he have welcomed the 2008 financial crisis? What might he say about America's economic dependence on China? Would he have been appalled at the rise of the "digital humanities," or found it amenable to his own quasi-social scientific views about the role of literature in society? What, if anything, would he find to value in today's economic and aesthetic discourses? Ezra Pound in the Present collects new essays by prominent scholars of modernist poetics to engage the relevance of Pound's work for our times, testing whether his literature was, as he hoped it would be, "news that stays news."""-- Provided by publisher.
  • "Prominent experts in the field of modernist poetry argue for the relevance of Ezra Pound's work to current conversations about globalization, finance capital, comparative literature, the digital humanities and affect theory"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-245) and index.
Part I. Pound's methods -- Why Pound's imagist poems still matter/ Charles Altieri -- Not-so-distant reading/ Josephine Park -- Paleolithic media: deep time and Ezra Pound's methods / Aaron Jaffe -- Part II. Pound's worlds -- "I am all for the triangle": the geopolitical aesthetic of Pound's Japan / Christopher Bush -- Ezra Pound and the globalization of literature / Jean-Michel Rabaté -- Ezra Pound and the comparative literature of the present, or, Triptych Rome/London/Pisa / Christine Froula -- Part III. Pound's value -- Ezra Pound and the critique of balue / Paul Stasi -- Ezra Pound's effective demand: Keynes, causality, and the cantos / C.D. Blanton.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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