Expatriate Ezra Pound was one of the most important figures of Modernism in English literature. Ironically, it was his work on behalf of other more so than his own contributions that created this reputation.
James Joyce, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway all owed an enormous debt to the redheaded, loudmouthed scholar whose life began on the Idaho frontier. On the other hand, Ezra made barely a dent in the public imagination. Later in life, he was far more notorious for his activities during the Second World War than for anything he had added to literary universe.
This biography looks at the life and times of Ezra Pound.