Ezra Pound: Exultations (599 words)


No more than six months after the publication of Personae Pound had yet another volume in print under the auspices of Elkin Mathews's bookshop in Vigo Street, London. Of the twenty-seven poems in Exultations, however, more than ten were repeats from A Lume Spento and A Quinzaine For This Yule. The collection is dedicated, for the sake of long-standing friendship, to Carlos Tracey Chester, a churchman from Pound's Philadelphia childhood. Chester, also the editor of that city's Book News Monthly, subsequently published Pound's account of his1906 visit to Spain in the magazine, then a poem in 1908, so there was an element of gratitude in the dedication.

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Citation: Wilson, Peter. "Exultations". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5224, accessed 04 December 2022.]

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