By Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound’s vintage e-book in regards to the which means of literature, with a brand new creation via Michael Dirda.
this significant paintings, first released in 1934, is a concise assertion of Pound’s aesthetic conception. it's a primer for the reader who desires to continue an lively, severe brain and develop into more and more delicate to the wonder and thought of the world’s most sensible literature. With attribute energy and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with shows meticulously selected from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” presents an illuminating essay for someone intending to learn and write poetry. ABC of Reading screens Pound’s nice skill to open new avenues in literature for our time.
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