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Modernist Essays : Yeats, Pound and Eliot - Donald Davie

Modernist Essays

Yeats, Pound and Eliot

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Donald Davie mapped some of the most dependable critical routes into the heart Modernism - American, English, Irish and Continental. This book includes his most important essays on the subject, starting with his exemplary definition of Modernism in The Poet in the Imaginary Museum (1957) and following on with essays from five decades, about Eliot, Yeats and Pound, and about poetry and music, poetry and fiction. Taken together these essays trace a life-long engagement, sometimes against the grain, with some of the most challenging and rewarding works of the twentieth century. Davie reads with intense intelligence and feeling; at no point is a poet or a poem in danger of becoming grist for a merely academic mill.

Introduction
Editorial note
The poet in the imaginary museum (1957)p. 1
T. S. Eliot : the end of an era (1956)p. 13
The young Yeats (1960)p. 25
The relation between syntax and music in some modern poems in English (1961)p. 34
Two analogies for poetry (1962)p. 47
Ezra Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1961)p. 53
The 'sculpture' of rhyme (1961)p. 66
Michael Ayrton's The maze maker (1969)p. 67
Mr. Eliot (1963)p. 79
Pound and Eliot : a distinction (1970)p. 84
T. S. Eliot - 1928 (1966)p. 103
Yeats, the master of a trade (1964)p. 105
Michael Robartes and the dancer (1965)p. 113
Cypress versus rock-slide : an appreciation of canto 110 (1970)p. 127
The adventures of a cultural orphan (1971)p. 134
The universe of Ezra Pound (1972)p. 138
Eliot in one poet's life (1972)p. 145
Anglican Eliot (1973)p. 159
The modernist malgre lui (1984)p. 169
A fascist poem : Yeats's 'Blood and the moon' (1979)p. 176
Poets on stilts : Yeats and some contemporaries (1982)p. 182
The Franglais of criticism; the English of translation (1983)p. 192
The mysterious Allen Upward (1990)p. 203
'The dry salvages' : a reconsideration (1991)p. 216
A son of Ezra (1995)p. 228
Ezra Pound in Pisa (1968)p. 242
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9781857546491
ISBN-10: 1857546490
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.39