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Ezra Pound

Dátum narodenia: 30. október 1885
Dátum úmrtia: 1. november 1972
Ďalšie mená: Ezra Loomis Pound

Ezra Pound bol americký básnik, prozaik a kritik, jeden z najvýraznejších predstaviteľov literárnej moderny 20. storočia. Pound bol hybnou silou a popredným predstaviteľom niekoľkých modernistických smerov, a to predovšetkým imaginizmu a vorticizmu.


„Skutočné vyučovanie sa obmedzuje len na žiakov, ktorí trvajú na tom, aby sa niečo naučili. Ostatné sa podobá chovu dobytka.“

„Čím je človek starší, tým väčšmi si cení umenie tvorivo mlčať. (Čím je človek starší, tým väčšmi si cení umenie tvorivo mlčať.“


„Nijaký učiteľ nestroskotal na svojej nevedomosti, mohol stroskotať, iba keď nevychádzal s triedou.“

„Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.“

„Literature is news that stays news.“ ABC of Reading

„There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight“

„The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet black bough.“

„And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
Not shaking the grass“


„Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.“

„Speak against unconscious oppression,
Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,
Speak against bonds.“

„No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.“

„Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.“


„A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.“

„I desired my dust to be mingled with yours
Forever and forever and forever.“

„The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.“

„Poetry is a sort of inspired mathematics, which gives us equations, not for abstract figures, triangles, squares, and the like, but for the human emotions. If one has a mind which inclines to magic rather than science, one will prefer to speak of these equations as spells or incantations; it sounds more arcane, mysterious, recondite.“

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