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Ezra Pound in 1913

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an American poet and critic. He was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and the unfinished The Cantos (1917–69).

Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho Territory. He died in Italy from a intestinal blockage, aged 87.[1]


  1. Montgomery, Paul L. "Ezra Pound: A Man of Contradictions", The New York Times, 2 November 1972

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