Propertius Through the Looking Glass: A Fragmentary Glance at the Construction of Pound's Homage

Paideuma 5:2 (1976), 241-265.

25 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2014

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Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: January 12, 1976

Abstract

Between 1912 and 1914, manic Ezra Pound was weaving a diffuse but tensile international web of poets, writers, artists. and publishers which was perforce rent to threads by World War I. In Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, Pound indicted this war as obscene and unnecessary. This essay is an attempt to demonstrate how the Homage to Sextus Propertius was constructed out of bits and pieces of Propertius to meet these Poundian objectives.

Keywords: translation, Ezra Pound, Sextus Propertius

Suggested Citation

Turner, Mark B., Propertius Through the Looking Glass: A Fragmentary Glance at the Construction of Pound's Homage (January 12, 1976). Paideuma 5:2 (1976), 241-265.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2378058

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States

HOME PAGE: http://markturner.org

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