Ezra Pound's Eriugena

Ezra Pound's Eriugena


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Winner of the Ezra Pound Society Book Prize 2014

Ezra Pound's sustained use of ancient and medieval philosophical sources, particularly those within the Neoplatonic tradition, is well known. Yet the specific influence of the ninth-century theologian Johannes Scottus Eriugena on Pound's poetry and prose has received limited scholarly attention. Pound developed detailed plans to publish a commentary on Eriugena alongside his translations of two of the books of Confucianism, plans that ultimately went unrealised. Drawing on unpublished notes, drafts and manuscripts amongst the Ezra Pound papers held at Yale University, this book investigates the pivotal role of Eriugena in Pound's thought and, perhaps surprisingly, in his deployment of non-Western philosophical traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474275644
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Series: Historicizing Modernism
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark Byron is Senior Lecturer in Modern British and American Literature at the University of Sydney, Australia. His publications include Samuel Beckett's Endgame (2007), as editor.

Table of Contents

1. Pound's Eriugena: Neoplatonist and Scholar of Greek
2. The Missing Book of the Trilogy
3. Pound's Unwobbling Pivot
4. The Poetics of Exile: Laon to Changsha

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