Monday, May 9, 2016

Early Poems

Early Poems
author: Ezra Pound
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.63
book published: 1996
rating: 4
read at: 2016/05/09
date added: 2016/05/09
shelves: classics
'Early Poems' by Ezra Pound is a nice, inexpensive collection. I know he wrote and translated a lot of poetry, but I wasn't that familiar with his work. This was a good introduction.

There is a good selection of work here from Five other works. There are poems based on ballads. There are translations. I like epic poetry, but the Asian translations are what really hooked me in this collection. The style goes from heavy toned ballad to these delicate, descriptive poems about something like a river's song or a letter to a wife.

I'm sure my appreciation of this sort of work could have been improved if I'd had a more classic education. I picked it up because it was a short work filled with poems I was unfamiliar with. I enjoyed reading this short volume. It's a good introduction.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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