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The Resource A calculus of Ezra Pound : vocations of the American sign, Philip Kuberski

A calculus of Ezra Pound : vocations of the American sign, Philip Kuberski

Label
A calculus of Ezra Pound : vocations of the American sign
Title
A calculus of Ezra Pound
Title remainder
vocations of the American sign
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kuberski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
That the beauty of Ezra Pound's late Cantos can appear - on the same page - with the rankest anti-Semitism continues to be a problem worth serious discussion, as well as a problem in the understanding of modernism. Philip Kuberski locates the central tension between Pound's poetry and his politics in the contrast between the poet's technical innovations - his commitment to modernist writing - and his antimodernist conception of reading and esthetics. Few twentieth-century poets, Kuberski says, have been "as dedicated to a reconciliation of metaphysical values and the materiality of human languages." Focusing on this juncture of form and meaning, he asserts that Pound's work presents "a dramatic, perhaps tragic, illustration of the costs involved in moving from a theocentric or logocentric understanding of art to a truly modern or postmodern understanding of it." Kuberski also considers the ways in which Pound's career reflects an extreme version of tensions in American culture. Both Pound's poetry and his fascism can be derived from elements of American Romanticism, he claims, citing Emerson's exposition of "natural" language, Whitman's sense of the poet as Adamic Superman, and Poe's exploration of nonalphabetic scripts. In his title and his terminology, Kuberski employs the metaphor of stones, a calculating device, to chart Pound's overt concerns with a stone-like foundation for human knowledge, for origin, and for civilization
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuberski, Philip
Dewey number
811/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3531.O82
LC item number
Z7146 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pound, Ezra
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Literarische Technik
  • Politisches Denken
Label
A calculus of Ezra Pound : vocations of the American sign, Philip Kuberski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25282235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780813011394
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92003806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1469058
Label
A calculus of Ezra Pound : vocations of the American sign, Philip Kuberski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25282235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780813011394
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92003806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1469058

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