ABC of Reading

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Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
210
Dimensions
5.29 X 0.59 X 7.93 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218931
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About the Author

New Directions has been the primary publisher of Ezra Pound in the U.S. since the founding of the press when James Laughlin published New Directions in Prose and Poetry 1936. That year Pound was fifty-one. In Laughlin's first letter to Pound, he wrote: "Expect, please, no fireworks. I am bourgeois-born (Pittsburgh); have never missed a meal. . . . But full of 'noble caring' for something as inconceivable as the future of decent letters in the US." Little did Pound know that into the twenty-first century the fireworks would keep exploding as readers continue to find his books relevant and meaningful.
Michael Dirda, a longtime staff writer for The Washington Post Book World, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. A popular lecturer and commencement speaker, he lives with his family in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Reviews

Incredibly alive and intelligent and first-rate.
Full of original and suggestive ideas on the meaning and operation of the poetic art. The comments ring with Pound's early wit and vigor.