Ezra Pound Translations


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Ezra Pound is destined to rank as one of the great translators of all time. Ranging through many languages, he chose for translation writers whose work marked a significant turning point in the development of world literature, or key poems which exemplify what is most vital in a given period or genre. This new enlarged edition, devoted chiefly to poetry, includes some forty pages of previously uncollected material. Anglo-Saxon: The Seafarer. Chinese: (Cathay) Rihaku (Li Po). Bunno, Mei Sheng, T'ao Yuan Ming. Egyptian: ...

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Mar 11, 2011

Pound translates

The famous American poet and radical became interested in Eastern poetry when he came into contact with some of the translations of Ernest Fellanosa (sp?). He began to think there was a connection between the shape of the characters and their meaning. To a certain extent, he was right, but only to a certain extent. His re-working of the translations results in excellent poetry. Well worth the effort to read through.

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