Ezra Pound

1885 - 1972

Ezra Pound

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 the c. 23,000-line, 800-page epic poem The Cantos (1917–1968).Pound's contribution to poetry began with his role in developing Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing precision and economy of language. Working in London in the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, he helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway. 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 2,829,225 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 248th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Ezra Pound ranks 246 out of 4,883Before him are Martial, Prosper Mérimée, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Luís de Camões, Henryk Sienkiewicz, and Jaroslav Hašek. After him are Johanna Spyri, Anna Akhmatova, Nelly Sachs, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Primo Levi, and Karen Blixen.

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Among people born in 1885, Ezra Pound ranks 4Before him are Niels Bohr, György Lukács, and George S. Patton. After him are Karen Blixen, Albert Kesselring, Alban Berg, Hermann Hoth, François Mauriac, Julius Streicher, Robert Delaunay, and Umberto Nobile. Among people deceased in 1972, Ezra Pound ranks 6Before him are Harry S. Truman, M. C. Escher, Ip Man, Yasunari Kawabata, and Edward VIII. After him are Frederick IX of Denmark, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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Among people born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 203 out of 12,171Before him are John Ford (1894), Judy Garland (1922), Gary Cooper (1901), Denzel Washington (1954), Mel Gibson (1956), and Frank Zappa (1940). After him are Talcott Parsons (1902), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Herbert Hoover (1874), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Clark Gable (1901), and Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866).

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Among writers born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 22Before him are J. D. Salinger (1919), Walt Whitman (1819), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Philip K. Dick (1928), and Henry Miller (1891). After him are Jack Kerouac (1922), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), Emily Dickinson (1830), Mario Puzo (1920), and Philip Roth (1933).