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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Written by American expatriate Ezra Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley showcases the poet's disappointment that art has lost its meaning in this modern, "savage," post-war world. Pound introduces Hugh...

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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

The speaker of this poem is disappointed and defeated. The titular figure—Hugh Selwyn Mauberly—is a persona that Pound created, a character that is a poet himself. It could be that Hugh represents...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2017, 5:58 pm (UTC)

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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

The first part of this long poem is introduced in French: "Ode pour l'election de son sepulchre," which means something like "ode for the choice of his sepulchre," where a sepulchre is a tomb. The...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2018, 8:06 am (UTC)

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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

This poem is about the pursuit of art for art's sake. Pound, an expatriate and a imagist, was himself trying to find new ways of creating poetry and expressing emotions. It was his belief that...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2008, 11:55 am (UTC)

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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Ezra Pound was one of the expatriates, disillusioned with the world and with the sort of nationalism that had led so many countries into a devastating and senseless war. The expatriates sought to...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2008, 6:35 am (UTC)

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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Both poems contain multiple narrators - in "Hugh", they are the two alter-egos of the poet; in "Wastelands", they are various, ranging from the poet himself to a soldier, to the...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2008, 6:57 am (UTC)

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Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

In his essay "Actual Reader and Authorial Reader," Peter Rabinowitz identifies two primary audiences: first, the actual audience, people like yourself who wind up reading the work under...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2008, 6:34 am (UTC)

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