Personae the shorter poems revised edition ezra pound lea baechler a walton litz on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a new edition of pounds groundbreaking shorter poems if the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to james joyce. Ezra weston loomis pound was an american expatriate poet critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the modernist movement in early to mid 20th century poetry pounds the cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as the songs although it never is. In 1926 pound carefully sculpted his body of shorter poems into a definitive collection which would best show the concentration of force the economy of means and the habit of analysis that were to him the hallmarks of the new stylethis collection where pound presented himself in a variety of characters or masks was called personae. A new edition of pounds groundbreaking shorter poems if the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to james joyce t s eliot and ezra pound it was pound alone who provided in hugh kenners words the synergetic presence to convert individual experiment into an international movement. Personae in full personae the collected poems of ezra pound anthology of short verse by ezra pound published in 1926the work contains many of his shorter poems including selections from the earlier collections a lume spento 1908 a quinzaine for this yule 1908 personae 1909 exultations 1909 canzoni 1911 ripostes 1912 and lustra 1916 but the emphasis of the anthology
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