T. E. Hulme: The Complete Poetical Works of T. E. Hulme (443 words)


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“The Complete Poetical Works of T. E. Hulme” was the title under which Ezra Pound half-facetiously and half-seriously published five poems by Hulme in The New Age on 25 January 1912 (p.307). The poems – ”Autumn”, “Mana Aboda”, “Conversion”, “Above the Dock” and “Embankment” – amount to a mere 33 lines. Pound would almost certainly have known that the “Complete Poetical Works” were incomplete – another poem, “A City Sunset”, had appeared alongside “Autumn” in January 1909 in a collection of poems published by the Poets' Club in London – and it seems that his title was something of a provocation, arguing for the imagist virtue of economy.

“The Embankment”, subtitled “…

Citation: Whitworth, Michael. "The Complete Poetical Works of T. E. Hulme". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 February 2005 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=1208, accessed 21 January 2021.]

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