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Finding Aid for the Ezra Pound Papers, 1911-1949
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Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was a poet, translator, and a representative for Poetry magazine, and The little review. His published works include A lume spento (1908), Homage to Sextus Propertius (1917), and Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (1920). The collection contains Pound's correspondence with E.W. Titus, letters to various persons, corrected proofs of poems, typescripts, and issues of The Pound newsletter.
Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho on October 30, 1885; attended the University of Pennsylvania and Hamilton College; taught romance philology at Wabash College; left for Europe; in 1908 his first book of verse, A lume spento, was published; lived in London from 1908-20, where he published translations of Italian and Provençal poetry and adaptations from Chinese poems; published Homage to Sextus Propertius (1917) and Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (1920); served as London representative for Poetry magazine, and for The little review; began to write The cantos, the first of which was published in 1925; moved to Paris in 1920, and to Rapallo, Italy five years later; made pro-Fascist broadcasts from Italy after the U.S. declared war; was indicted for treason, held at a detention center in Pisa in 1945, and was transferred to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the criminally insane in Washington, D.C. in 1946; awarded the Bollingen Prize for poetry in 1949; returned to Italy after his release in 1958; he died in Venice on November 1, 1972.
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