Written in 1910 when Pound was only 25 years old, and later revised by the author, this critical work has long stood as an important stage in the development of Pound's poetics, and a dramatic revaluation of Europe's literary tradition. Pound surveys the course of literature from the fall of the Roman Empire through the dawn of the Renaissance, ...
Written in 1910 when Pound was only 25 years old, and later revised by the author, this critical work has long stood as an important stage in the development of Pound's poetics, and a dramatic revaluation of Europe's literary tradition. Pound surveys the course of literature from the fall of the Roman Empire through the dawn of the Renaissance, paying special attention to the Provenal poets and to Dante. Now with an introduction by Richard Sieburth, this work illuminates a great period in European literature and one of America's greatest poetic minds.
Good. No Dust Jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. 1st Edition, 8vo. 248 pages. Hardcover. This book is in good condition with some bumping to corners of covers. Rubbing along edges of spine. Pages are clean and tight.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-Library with usual stamps, marks etc. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD condition. May have some library identification marks/stamps. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, with only minor signs of previous ownership.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows indications of careful use: former owner's name inscribed at the top of the front free endpaper; very slight spine lean; just a touch of wear to the extremities; the top edge is dust-darkened; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing and faint soiling; no price to be found (certainly does not appear to be clipped); the outside edge of the front panel is lightly scuffed; the backstrip is is very slightly darkened but the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; mylar-protected. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing little wear: a clean, sturdy, quite presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 248pp. The estimable Ezra Pound gets a chance here to display his encyclopedic knowledge of Western European culture in an appropriate vehicle. Pound's conclusions regarding the birth of the modern lyric in Europe are always fascinating and insightful. His irrascible wit is present and usually pertinent. I highly recommend this book. The writer of this book is a man I would have liked to have known and sat down with for a long discussion.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 248p. A very good copy, with slight rubbing of the spine ends and the forecorners of the covers and the former owner's signature, town, and date on the front free endpaper, no d.j. This is Gallup A5e, one of 500 copies.
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