Ezra Pound (2870 words)


Ezra Pound was born in what was still the wild west. His parents, Homer and Isobel, had temporarily settled there because Homer had a government appointment at the Hailey Land Office. The family returned back east when Pound was an infant and he spent his childhood and youth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1898 a wealthy aunt took him on a European tour, giving him an initial encounter with cities and cultures that would figure significantly in his life and work. This Europeanism was given critical and academic rigour by a lengthy period of undergraduate and postgraduate study leading to a master's degree in Romance Languages. Pound emerged with a wide-ranging knowledge of Classical and Romance literature. Homer's Odyssey and …

Citation: Wilson, Peter. "Ezra Pound". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 June 2002 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5112, accessed 02 December 2022.]

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