Ezra Pound

1885 - 1972

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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement, and a collaborator in Fascist Italy and the Salò Republic during World War II. His works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his 800-page epic poem, The Cantos (c. 1917–1962).Pound's contribution to poetry began in the early 20th century with his role in developing Imagism, a movement stressing precision and economy of language. Working in London as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, he helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and James Joyce. He was responsible for the 1914 serialization of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the 1915 publication of Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", and the serialization from 1918 of Joyce's Ulysses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ezra Pound has received more than 4,749,247 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Ezra Pound is the 349th most popular writer (down from 319th in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from United States (down from 300th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Writer.

Ezra pound is most famous for his poem "In a Station of the Metro"

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The spirit of romance
Guide to kulchur

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Over the past year Ezra Pound has had the most page views in the with 560,820 views, followed by Italian (102,453), and Spanish (46,175). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (244.56%), Tajik (195.93%), and Lombard (173.87%)


Among writers, Ezra Pound ranks 349 out of 7,302Before him are Luqman, Henry Miller, Marguerite Yourcenar, Apollonius of Rhodes, Max Brod, and Karl May. After him are Joseph Brodsky, Ken Follett, Louise Glück, Yunus Emre, Ahmad Yasawi, and Herta Müller.

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Among people born in 1885, Ezra Pound ranks 9Before him are François Mauriac, György Lukács, Alban Berg, Albert Kesselring, George S. Patton, and Umberto Nobile. After him are Hermann Hoth, Karen Horney, Julius Streicher, Robert Delaunay, Faisal I of Iraq, and Chester W. Nimitz. Among people deceased in 1972, Ezra Pound ranks 12Before him are Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Igor Sikorsky. After him are Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Katherine Oppenheimer, Talal of Jordan, and Paul Hausser.

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Among people born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 325 out of 20,380Before him are Paul Samuelson (1915), George Westinghouse (1846), Henry Miller (1891), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Angelina Jolie (1975), and Zachary Taylor (1784). After him are Stevie Wonder (1950), Warren G. Harding (1865), Eminem (1972), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Philip Kotler (1931), and Louise Glück (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 28Before him are Emily Dickinson (1830), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Gertrude Stein (1874), Coen brothers (null), David Woodard (1964), and Henry Miller (1891). After him are Louise Glück (1943), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Mario Puzo (1920), Paul Auster (1947), and O. Henry (1862).