Ezra Pound's inspirational sway over twentieth century poetry remains unquestioned to this day. Ezra Pound Reads offers a rare opportunity to witness the vision of this awe-inspiring, intensely polemical artist.
The Cantos were Pound's most ambitious poetic project. He began writing this series of poems in 1913 and continued to work on them until his death. These complex and lyrical incantations explore the writer's disappointment in the imperfections of man. his hatred of war and commercialism, and his ongoing interest in economic concerns.
Pound's ideas and searing vision are beautifully showcased in this audio, portions of which were recorded at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C, where, Pound was as held after lie was accused of treason, but judged not to be of sound mind to stand trial.