ABC of Reading (New Directions Paperbook) by Ezra Pound

By Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound’s vintage e-book concerning the that means of literature, with a brand new creation through Michael Dirda.

This very important paintings, first released in 1934, is a concise assertion of Pound’s aesthetic concept. it's a primer for the reader who desires to keep an lively, serious brain and turn into more and more delicate to the wonder and proposal of the world’s top literature. With attribute energy and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with indicates meticulously selected from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” offers an illuminating essay for an individual intending to learn and write poetry. ABC of interpreting monitors Pound’s nice skill to open new avenues in literature for our time.

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E rejection of history for nature is a rejection of history for myth. As Barthes observes, the goal of myth is to ‘immobilize the world’ ” (, , ). Male writers in particular identified personally with Castile’s decline and the fading of its glorious past. As Sebastian Balfour notes, “e ‘true’ Spain was seen to lie in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation and in the Second of May  uprising against the French invaders. e ancestral Castile of the Reconquest also became a model for a renewed Spain.

Cómo vais a razonar vuestra tristeza? No lo sabemos; pero presentimos vagamente, como si bordeáramos un mundo desconocido, que esta mujer tiene algo que no acertamos a explicar, y que al marcharse se ha llevado algo que nos pertenece y que no volveremos a encontrar jamás. Yo he sentido muchas veces estas tristezas indefinibles; era muchacho; en los veranos iba frecuentemente a la capital de la provincia y me sentaba largas horas en los balnearios, junto al mar. Y yo veía entonces, y he visto luego, alguna de esas mujeres misteriosas, sugestionadoras, que, como el mar azul que se ensanchaba ante mi vista me hacía pensar en lo Infinito.

Now women were demanding an equal place at the national table, and the founding of several key institutions ratified a shift in social policy concerning women. In , the Residencia de Señoritas was established as a coordinate of the Residencia de Estudiantes for men. e Residencia Femenina encouraged women’s advanced education by providing women with a place to reside while they studied in Madrid. ere were very close ties between the Residencia de Estudiantes, so important to the fomenting of the arts and literature in the Spanish Silver Age, and the Residencia de Señoritas.

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