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For this definitive collection of Pound's Literary Essays, his friend (and English editor) T. S. Eliot chose material from five earlier volumes: Pavannes and Divisions (1918), Instigations (1920), How to Read (1931), Make It New (1934), and Polite Essays (1937). 33 pieces are arranged in three groups: "The Art of Poetry," "The Tradition," and "Contemporaries." Eliot wrote in his introduction: "I hope that this volume will demonstrate that Pound's literary criticism is the most important contemporary criticism of its kind . ...

Literary Essays of Ezra Pound 1968, New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN-13: 9780811201575

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The Literary Essays of Ezra Pound 1954, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571057054

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