William Hugh Kenner January 7, — November 24, was a Canadian literary scholar, critic and professor. His major study of the period, The Pound Era , argued for Pound as the central figure of Modernism , and is considered one of the most important works on the topic. Kenner was born in Peterborough, Ontario , on January 7, His father H. Kenner attributed his interest in literature to his poor hearing, caused by a bout of influenza during his childhood.
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Thank you We will contact you when this item is next available to order. This pioneering study did much to rehabilitate Ezra Pound's reputation after a long period of critical hostility and neglect. Published in , it was the first comprehensive examination of the Cantos and other major works that would strongly influence the course of contemporary poetry. Kenner has gone far to achieve what he set out to do, make the reader see Mr.
Pound as a poet possibly great and certainly important to our time. Edwards, San Francisco Chronicle -- J. Added to basket. Set Me On Fire. Ella Risbridger. The Fall of Icarus. Somewhere Becoming Rain. Clive James. The Poem. Don Paterson. The Terrible. Yrsa Daley-Ward. Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin.
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The Poetry of Ezra Pound