Make It New

is the name applied to three distinct literary productions:

1. A book of essays by Ezra Pound, published in September 1934, containing selected reprints of Pound’s prose writings from the 1913-20 period, with two later pieces. 2. A phrase that Ezra Pound coined by mistranslation in 1928: in retrospective legend, it is mistakenly supposed to have been a slogan inspiring the innovations of literary modernism, although it was entirely unknown in the heyday (c. 1910-28) of that movement, achieving currency only in the 1950s. 3. The online quarterly journal of the Ezra Pound Society, launched in 2014.

1. A book of essays by Ezra Pound, published in September 1934, containing selected reprints of Pound’s prose writings from the 1913-20 period, with two later pieces. 2. A phrase…

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Make It New". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 March 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40092, accessed 22 February 2024.]

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