Ezra Pound Biography | Author of The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter

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Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, in 1885, and raised in Philadelphia, the son of Homer Loomis Pound and Isabel Weston Pound. He made his first visits to Europe with his family in 1898 and 1902. He attended theCheltenhamMilitary Academy when he was twelve and soon after attended theCheltenham Township High School. Just before his sixteenth birthday Pound entered the University ofPennsylvania, and in 1903 he transferred toHamilton College, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1905. He taught Romance languages at Wabash College in Indiana for a short time in 1907, but was dismissed after a scandal involving a stranded actress that he allowed to stay overnight with him in his room. After this and a failed courtship with Mary S. Moore, Pound decided to leave for Europe, where he privately published his first volume of, poetry, A lume spento, in Venice in 1908. He then moved to London and by 1911 was immersed in the literary...

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