Ezra Pound: Guide to Kulchur

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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

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