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Ezra Pound Writing Styles in Guide to Kulchur

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Guide to Kulchur was composed by Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (1885 - 1972). Pound was known widely as a renowned intellectual of the modern period, and also as a poet and central figure within Modernism, a cultural and artistic movement in the first part of the 20th century. Pound was born in the United States but became an expatriate and lived most of the rest of his life in Italy, including World War II. He became infamous at this time because he supported the Axis powers, especially Mussolini.

Pound was also well-known for bringing together the most respected British and American literati, such as Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost and T. S. Eliot. He is also regarded as one of the most important advocates of Imagism, a poetical practice which attempts to copy the poetical form of classical Asia, which abandoned traditional rhyming schemes to focus on clear prose and intricate...

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