No more than six months after the publication ofPersonae
Pound had yet another volume in print under the auspices of Elkin Mathews's bookshop in Vigo Street, London. Of the twenty-seven poems inExultations
, however, more than ten were repeats fromA Lume Spento
andA 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'sBook 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.
As one might expect for a collection that recycles so much earlier material, Exultations is still characterized by archaic diction and
Citation: Wilson, Peter. "Exultations". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5224, accessed 03 March 2024.]