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 fascist collaborator in Italy 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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ezra Pound has received more than 3,689,896 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Ezra Pound is the 311th most popular writer (down from 246th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from United States (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, Ezra Pound ranks 311 out of 5,794Before him are Luís de Camões, Italo Calvino, J. M. Coetzee, Romain Gary, Alfonso X of Castile, and Nâzım Hikmet. After him are Christopher Marlowe, Elena Ferrante, François Mauriac, Simonides of Ceos, Roger Martin du Gard, and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1885, Ezra Pound ranks 9Before him are Alban Berg, György Lukács, George S. Patton, Albert Kesselring, Julius Streicher, and Hermann Hoth. After him are François Mauriac, Faisal I of Iraq, Chester W. Nimitz, Robert Delaunay, Vladimir Tatlin, and André Maurois. Among people deceased in 1972, Ezra Pound ranks 9Before him are Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, and Paul-Henri Spaak.

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Among people born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 278 out of 15,968Before him are Bette Davis (1908), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), B.B. King (1925), Jay Leno (1950), and Joe Pesci (1943). After him are Norbert Wiener (1894), Tim Cook (1960), Spencer Tracy (1900), Brian De Palma (1940), Jimmy Wales (1966), and Man Ray (1890).

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Among writers born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 29Before him are Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), and Jack Kerouac (1922). After him are Truman Capote (1924), Margaret Mitchell (1900), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), and Henry James (1843).