Modernism comprised a broad series of movements in Europe and America that came to fruition roughly between and These various modernisms were the results of many complex economic, political, scientific, and religious developments over the nineteenth century, which culminated in World War I — The vast devastation, psychological demoralization, and economic depression left by the war intensified the already existing reactions against bourgeois modes of thought and economic practice. Rationalism underwent renewed assaults from many directions: from philosophers such as Bergson, from the sphere of psychoanalysis , from neoclassicists such as T. These reactions were often underlain by a new understanding of language, as a conventional and historical construct. The modernist writer occupied a world that was often perceived as fragmented, where the old bourgeois ideologies of rationality, science, progress, civilization, and imperialism had been somewhat discredited; where the artist was alienated from the social and political world, and where art and literature were marginalized; where populations had been subjected to processes of mass standardization; where philosophy could no longer offer visions of unity, and where language itself was perceived to be an inadequate instrument for expression and understanding.
The Poetics of Modernism: Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
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The Little Review , an American literary magazine founded by Margaret Anderson , published literary and art work from to May Many contributors were American, British, Irish, and French. In addition to publishing a variety of international literature, The Little Review printed early examples of surrealist artwork and Dadaism. The magazine's most well known work was the serialization of James Joyce's Ulysses.
The speaker of this poem is a man shouting at someone, most likely a woman, because he already has a virgin lover who has "bound [him] straitly. He is adamant, and in the second half of the poem, he tells the first woman to go away again because she will never be as good as his virgin girl. Pound wrote this poem in the form of a Petrarchan sonnet, with fourteen lines and two distinct parts.
Ezra Pound is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century. He is a major figure in 'modernist' literature - that is, experimental literature written during the first part of the twentieth century, renowned for his remarkable knowledge of poetic forms, his experiments in style, and his interest in world literatures. He is best known for the group he founded in , which he named 'Imagism', and for his long poem, The Cantos , which he began around and left unfinished at his death in Pound was born in in Hailey, Idaho, and he grew up in Philadelphia.