Ezra Pound: Guide to Kulchur (2050 words)

Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur would be the author’s last lengthy prose venture in a literary career spanning six decades. In its fifty-eight chapters and postscript, the work encapsulates Pound’s many concerns at the time it was written: his economic and political agenda; his cultural, philosophical, poetic, and epistemological theories; and his occult and religious beliefs. All these informed Pound’s poem-in-progress, The Cantos, arguably the most important experimental work of Anglo-American literary modernism. In its self-consciously paratactic structure and radical inclusiveness, Guide to Kulchur displays some of the same intractable complexities that W. B. Yeats associated with The Cantos

Araujo, Anderson D.. "Guide to Kulchur". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 November 2005
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