Imagism (948 words)

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Imagism was a poetic movement which flourished in London between 1910 and 1917 and had an enduring and pervasive influence on English-language poetry in the twentieth century. The Imagists published four annual anthologies from 1914 to 1917, with a final anthology in 1930. They were led by Ezra Pound who first called them “Les Imagistes”, chosing a French term to associate the group with the various French avant-garde movements which became the all the rage following Roger Fry’s influential Post-Impressionist exhibition in 1910. The group included H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), John Gould Fletcher, Amy Lowell, Richard Aldington, and, marginally, D. H. Lawrence, but they had only a loose and shifting affiliation and it was mainly Pound’…

Citation: Clark, Robert. "Imagism". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 September 2005 [, accessed 03 August 2020.]

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