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
Date Written: January 12, 1976
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
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