Perhaps the most nsightful view "of the malaise which overtook the world n the first half of the 20th century "the malaise which overtook the world n the first half of the 20th century s attempt to liken Europe after WWI and during WWII as a hell like Dante s Inferno creates an Divided like Destiny intensity and a viewpoint which has not been matchedn the last 60 years yet say this to the Possum a bang not a whimper with a bang not with a whimper To build the city of Dioce whose terraces are the colour of
I have tried to write ParadiseDo not moveLet the wind speakthat s the Gods forgive what Ihave madeLet those I love try to forgivewhat I have made I am not going to rate this book because I feel unualified to give Where's Ringo? it a rating not becauset s a classic but because I feel that my opinion of t as an experience and as a poem are not closely tied and the second largely unformedAs a reading experience The Pisan Cantos were on the whole extremely difficult and rather unpleasant I found the Notes section of this edition to be necessary and frustrating The poem has a note every few lines or so for the entire span of 10 cantos necessary f I am supposed to understand the large uantities of Greek Latin Chinese Italian and Spanish off the top of my head although I do speak Spanish so that wasn t a problem for me personally scattered throughout the poem These notes were not flagged n the poem so I missed them for the first 600 lines or so and had to be looking back and forth constantly to make sure I didn t miss one A Witch Alone instead of receiving anndication n the poem that here would be a good place to go to the notes which would have nterrupted my reading experience much less Further I have discovered that endnotes are a remarkably unfriendly formatting decision when the notes are this numerous and Der Spinnenmann important They could have been footnotes orn the margins or Stundenplan in a separate companion volume and beennfinitely easier to use than flipping back and forth between the poem and the notes constantly With regards to reading the poem Open Source Fuzzing Tools itself The Pisan Cantos had some bits that I really liked but I mostly foundt unpleasantly disorienting unlike the pleasant disorientation of Trilogy The Walls Do Not Fall Tribute to the Angels The Flowering of the Rod or The Waste Land and found the fascist undertones or maybe overtones to be disconcerting as wellThe reason I am withholding judgement on the poem as a read Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music is that I think that readingt with someone either n a class or a book club or just a reading partner so that I could talk about various elements of the poem as we went and possibly benefit from other people having a separate perspective on the piece would mprove my reading experience than average If I could have talked about why Canto 75 contains a piece of sheet music or discussed how Pound s autobiographical turn might shape the references to myth and to literature even possibly just having someone Beauty Wreckage (Broken Crowns in the room familiar with some of the cited work that I don t know would have allowed me to get much out of Pound s sideways and pointed poem The 5 starss for the meticulous and The Cuckolds Calling informed editionncluding detailed notes and commentary As to the content I find poetry difficult and often tedious and this text was particularly difficult I can t say I understood much of Motherland: A Novel it Obviouslyt reuires far time and effort than I have at present I wanted to simultaneously rate this book 1 star and 5 stars Though the poem Fractions: The First Half of The Fall Revolution is atts heart a narrative about deep personal crisis t reuires too much from ts reader On both the biographical and allusionistic not a word whatever planes the poem The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap isncredibly obliue If you re willing to give up the time or n my case are forced to for class credit I think the poem can be ncredibly rewarding Struggling with Pound s audience his anti semitism his language of crisis etc was enlightening But n the end Pound s goals for poetry are uite different than my own I can appreciate this poem but I will never like t ATTN Lieutenant Colonel John L Steele7103rd Disciplinary Training CompanyUnited States Army Metato ItalyJune 15 1945Re Ezra Weston Loomis Pound After a thorough examination of Ezra Weston Loomis Pound s mental state t s my professional opinion that while the patient displays no paranoia delusions nor hallucinations and there Brazilian Surrender is no evidence of psychosis neurosis or psychopathy his prolonged exposuren present environment may precipitate a mental breakdown of which premonitory symptoms are discernible XIV It s my recommendation that the prisoner be moved mmediately to suitable uarters and a transfer to the United States or to an Godforsaken Idaho institutionn this theatre with adeuate facilities for care XIV be considered I am basing my conclusion of the patient s current mental state on several complicated fac. Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos was written Und Nietzsche weinte in 1945 while the poet was being heldn an American military detention center near Pisa Italy as a result of his pro Fascist wartime broadcasts to America on Radio Rome Imprisoned for some weeks n a wire cage open to the elements Pound suffered a nervous collapse from the physical and emotional strain Out of the agony of his own nferno came the eleven cantos that became the sixth book of hi. .
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E rest Peer Support Handbook for the Police Officer is dross 81 134 35 Andn turn n the next section of poem vanity s pulled down Here error next section of the poem vanity s pulled down Here error n the not done all n the diffidence that faltered 81 173 74I have to get to work but the last two Cantos 83 84 have some spectacular moments Pound s Angriff The German Attack On Stalingrad In Photos idiosyncratic annoying and obtuse Sometimes hes nsane Other times he s a madman raving at the njustices of the world which s not the same If you want to read something modern that carries on Pound s tradition n a beautiful yet sensible way read Pictures from "Brueghel By The Wonderful William "by the wonderful William William But f you are dedicated to the chase you gnore Pound at your peril The only reason I decided to dock a star from this book Up North Michigan Wines by the Bay: Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas Explored is because of how bloody difficultt wasPound continues to both fascinate and frustrate me However when he Reckless: My Life as a Pretender is good hes really on the money The Pisan Cantos s probably the most well known and celebrated and controversial section of Pound s masterpiece epic The Cantos but many scholars would also argue that t s one of his best My personal favorites were Canto 79 the lynx Canto Canto 81 the most famous one with the well known pull down thy vanity section and Canto 83 Arrested at the end of WWII by Italian partisans partigiani Pound was suddenly forcibly removed from his house and put Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now into captivity at the US Military s Detention Training Center DTCn Pisa where he wrote these famous cantos Pound was put Guns of Arizona: A Land Where Legends Are Made in a death cell or what he also calls a gorilla cage completely open and exposed to the elements and a bright light shining on his cell at night Eventually Pound had a nervous breakdown when like Odysseus his raft broke and the waters went over him Pound was arrested for his radio broadcasts conducted while Mussolini was stilln power He was openly fascist Bitter Creek Posse: A tale of the Old West in his political views but what probably got himn really hot water was his criticism of the American financial system and his scathing attacks on people like FDR When The Pisan Cantos finally published Dárek z pravé lásky: 12 zimních políbení in the late 1940s went on to win the very first ever Bollinger Prizet caused a great amount of protest outcry and downright Bulls and Burglars indignation How could a fascist or traitor be awarded such a prize for literature many people said Well do you judge a poet on his controversial political beliefs or just on the uality of his poetry Some say the two can never be separated that they arenvariably Rambles Around Folkestone: And Other Special Articles (Classic Reprint) intertwined I disagree I am not a fascistn fact I probably lie at the opposite end of Pound s political spectrum Nonetheless I did enjoy this book for the most part It was not easy I struggled as most people do when they read Pound with his The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel incredibly dense esoteric references to Confucius Homer Plato Dante Cavalcanti Yeats and the list goes on and to maket even difficult uotes famous writers poets and philosophers Stevie in their original language which means sometimes ancient Greek Latin Provencal Chinese French medieval French German and so on However this edition by Richard Sieburth contains excellent endnotes which admittedly are not exhaustivee they do not explain everything Fairy Tales in the book but they enable the patient reader to navigate the wild rapids of Pound s modernist poetry whichncludes references uotes a large number of proper nouns mostly people Pound knew or read and other explanations of the text While I admire Pound s poetry and writing and high level of esoteric knowledge t annoys me how he makes the text deliberately difficult for the average reader which s probably why he s often considered as pretentious And this assessment s not exactly wrong I would say However as one Yale professor said the reason he doesn t offer us any references or notes himself Moving into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners is probably because he wants us to sitn the library and experience the same joy that he did uncovering various pieces of The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay information decoding ancient texts and coming to our own explicationsThis books not for the faint of heart It demands patience and commitment But Erlebtes Bauen Ost-Berlin 1959 Bis 1989: Fotografien Von Gisela Stappenbeck if you decide to readt you will come out the other side a changed person as Keep Smiling Through is the case with any great art andt becomes addictive You will then want to pick Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories it up againsome dayonce you have recovered from thenitial reading experienceEzra Pound there Miss Darby's Duenna is nobody uite like himn all of literature Headstrong hardworking extremely prolific extremely foolish to borrow a word WCW was wont to use to describe him Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body in his political views but also someone you MUST one day confrontf you are serious about discussing modern or modernist literature Would like to give two extra stars Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice if possible for reading Sam Schild s used copy whichs filled with good notes and has many of the deograms filled out to resemble funny faces n hats O lynx to review the words of a madmanEven one who s brilliant. Isplays some of his finest and most affecting writing marking an elegaic turn to the personal while synthesizing the philosophical and economic political themes of his previous cantos They are now being published for the first time as a separate paperback n a fully annotated edition prepared by Richard Sieburth who also contributes a thoroughgoing ntroduction making Pound's master work fully accessible to students and general reader. .