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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Ezra Pound

Publisher: Good Press

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Ezra Pound's 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley' is a modernist epic poem that critiques the decline of Western civilization in the aftermath of World War I. Written in a fragmented, free-verse style, the poem is a scathing commentary on the commercialization of art and the shallow values of modern society. Pound's use of allusions to classical literature and historical figures adds depth to the work, inviting readers to embark on a literary journey that challenges traditional poetic norms. The poem's exploration of the complexities of individual identity and the tension between tradition and innovation make it a significant contribution to modernist literature. Ezra Pound's 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley' reflects his disillusionment with the cultural climate of his time and his commitment to preserving the integrity of artistic expression. Pound's role as a leading figure in the modernist movement and his personal struggles with political and social issues undoubtedly influenced the themes and tone of this powerful work. Recommended for readers interested in exploring the intersection of art, society, and individuality in the tumultuous period between the World Wars.
Available since: 11/26/2019.
Print length: 106 pages.

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