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By Ernest Fenollosa,Ezra Pound,Jonathan Stalling,Lucas Klein,Haun Saussy

ISBN-10: 082322869X

ISBN-13: 9780823228690

First released in 1919 by way of Ezra Pound, Ernest Fenollosa’s essay at the chinese language written language has turn into probably the most usually quoted statements within the background of yankee poetics. As edited through Pound, it offers a strong perception of language that maintains to form our poetic and stylistic personal tastes: the concept that poems consist essentially of pictures; the concept the sentence shape with energetic verb mirrors relatives of traditional strength. yet past versions of the essay characterize Pound’s understanding—it is reasonable to claim, his appropriation—of the textual content. Fenollosa’s manuscripts, within the Beinecke Library of Yale collage, let us see this essay in a special gentle, as a rfile of early, sustained cultural interchange among North America
and East Asia.

Pound’s enhancing of the essay obscured vital positive aspects, right here restored to view: Fenollosa’s come across with Tendai Buddhism and Buddhist ontology, and his hindrance with the measurement of sound in chinese language poetry.

This publication is the definitive serious version of Fenollosa’s vital paintings. After a considerable creation, the textual content as edited via Pound is gifted, with his notes and plates. on the middle of the version is the 1st complete e-book of the essay as Fenollosa wrote it, observed through the numerous diagrams, characters, and notes Fenollosa (and Pound) scrawled at the verso pages. Pound’s deletions, insertions, and changes to Fenollosa’s occasionally ornate prose are meticulously captured, allowing readers to keep on with the quasi-dialogue among Fenollosa and his posthumous editor. prior drafts and comparable talks demonstrate the developmentof Fenollosa’s principles approximately tradition, poetry, and translation. Copious multilingual annotation is a vital function of the edition.

This masterfully edited e-book should be a vital source for students and poets and a place to begin for a renewed dialogue of the a number of assets of yankee modernist poetry.

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