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“The artist is the antenna of the race.”

– Ezra Pound, 1885-1972, expatriate American, poet, critic, editor

More on Ezra Pound:

Ezra Pound’s List of 23 “Don’ts” For Writing Poetry (1913)


Working in London in the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, Pound helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as

T. S. Eliot,
James Joyce,
Robert Frost and
Ernest Hemingway.

He was responsible for the 1915 publication of Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and the serialization from 1918 of Joyce’s Ulysses. Hemingway wrote of him in 1925: “He defends [his friends] when they are attacked, he gets them into magazines and out of jail. … He introduces them to wealthy women. He gets publishers to take their books. He sits up all night with them when they claim to be dying … he advances them hospital expenses and dissuades them from suicide.”

Hemingway wrote: “The best of Pound’s writing – and it is in the Cantos – will last as long as there is any literature.”

Excerpts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Pound