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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 4,165,303 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Ezra Pound is the 320th most popular writer (down from 311th in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from United States (down from 278th in 2019) and the 30th 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 320 out of 5,755Before him are Paul Celan, Callimachus, Gregory of Tours, Karl May, François Mauriac, and Jack Kerouac. After him are Carlos Castaneda, Georges Bataille, Arthur Schnitzler, Einhard, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and Graham Greene.

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

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Among people born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 300 out of 18,182Before him are Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Eli Wallach (1915), Billie Holiday (1915), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), and Jack Kerouac (1922). After him are Audie Murphy (1925), Martin Sheen (1940), Fred Astaire (1899), Grover Cleveland (1837), Chuck Berry (1926), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ezra Pound ranks 30Before him are Walt Whitman (1819), Henry Miller (1891), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Mario Puzo (1920), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Jack Kerouac (1922). After him are Arthur Miller (1915), Louise Glück (1943), Napoleon Hill (1883), Philip Roth (1933), O. Henry (1862), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789).