Ezra Pound | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by William M. Chace

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Ezra Pound.
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Critical Essay by William M. Chace

SOURCE: Chace, William M. “A Guide to Culture: Anti-Semitism.” In The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, pp. 71-85. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1973.

In the following essay, Chace analyzes Pound's 1938 prose treatise A Guide to Kulchur, particularly its anti-Semitism.

And if you will say that this tale teaches … a lesson, or that the Reverend Eliot has found a more natural language … you who think you will get through hell in a hurry … 

These words open Canto 46. Written in late 1935 or early 1936, the canto is at once a short review of Ezra Pound's beliefs up to that time and an announcement that the modern Inferno in which he as a poet has dwelt has not yet ended. The grasp of history is strong. The test of a...

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