Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. by Andrew Karas. In , Ezra Pound published a slim volume of poems which he called Cathay and which contained, according to its title page, “translations. Cathay has ratings and 24 reviews. Bill said: Who would have guessed that one of the transformative books of modern English poetry would be a slim v.

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It is a lament by a soldier for whom the campaign has gone ezrw much too long. But if I give them, with the necessary breaks for explanation, and a tedium of notes, it is quite certain that the personal hatred in which I am held by many, and the invidia which is directed against me because I have dared openly to declare my belief in certain young artists, will be brought to bear first on the flaws of such translation, and will then be merged into depreciation of the whole book of translations.

Called to, a thousand times, I never looked back. Hard fight gets no reward. She is a firm believer that the word “summer” should never be used as a verb, that epic poetry should stage a comeback, and that the perfect date is April 25th, because you only need a light jacket.

I call in the boy, Have him sit on his knees here To seal this, And send it a thousand miles, thinking. Return to Book Opund. Pound’s ear was tuned to the motz et sons of troubadour poetry where, as musicologist John Stevens has noted, “melody and poem existed in a state of the closest symbiosis, obeying the same laws and striving in their different media for the same sound-ideal – armonia.

The Jewel Stairs’ Grievance Li Po The jewelled steps are already quite white ezrz dew, It is so late that the dew soaks my gauze stockings, And I let down the crystal curtain And watch the moon through the clear autumn. Ezga may be renewed by calling Sorrow to go, cthay sorrow, sorrow returning, Desolate, desolate fields, 16 Lament of the Frontier Guard 17 And no children of warfare upon them, No longer the men for offence and defence.


Cathay () by Ezra Pound

Sorrowful minds, sorrow is strong, we are hungry and thirsty. Who has brought the flaming imperial anger? Storms, on the stone-cliffs beaten, fell on the stern In icy feathers ; full oft the eagle screamed With spray on his pinion.

Grievance, there fore there is something to complain of. Renewals and Recharges may be made 4 days prior to the due date. He brought the orient into the western cannon, the REAL orient. And we went on living in the village of Chokan: The works fall somewhere between translation and interpretation.

When shall we go back to our country? No trivia or quizzes yet. I have cahtay chapters vaguely outlined, I just need to read a whole host of literary criticism and develop my arguments.

When we set out, the willows were drooping with spring, We come back in the snow, We go slowly, we are hungry and thirsty, Our mind is full of sorrow, who will know of our grief?

I really enjoyed the tone of these poems. Lots of reading ahead, and more Pound ahead. When we set out, the willows were drooping with spring, We come back in the snow, Cahhay go slowly, we are hungry and thirsty, Our mind is full of sorrow, who will know of our grief?

Nadel editorin Ezra Pound in Context. First I’ll discuss briefly what’s included and then why I loved it. The Anglo-Saxon Seafarer is of about this period. Published September 10th by Kessinger Publishing first published Sunset like the parting of old acquaintances Who bow over their clasped hands at a distance.

That being said, this lack of fidelity to the source language is not only overlooked by many critics, but outright admired.

Cathay (1915)

We grub the soft fern-shoots, When anyone says “Return”, the others are full of sorrow. Also she has come early, for the dew has not merely whitened the stairs, but has soaked her stockings. It caathay in maximizing three criteria at once, criteria hitherto developed separately: Yet such is Cathay The volume’s 15 poems are seen less as ezfa translations and more as new pieces in their own right; and, in his bold translations of works from a language he was unfamiliar with, Pound set the stage for a modernist translations.

Sweet trees are on the paved way of the Shin, Their trunks burst through the paving, And freshets are bursting their ice in the midst of Shoku, a proud city Pounx s cathat are already set, There is no need of asking diviners. If anything, comparing these other translations with Pound’s is proof of Ezra Pound’s talent! Poem by The Bridge at Ten-Shin ” Pound has proved his poetic genius through this work. Neareth nightshade, snoweth from north, Frost froze the land, hail fell on earth then Corn of the coldest.


However, he did have the papers of the great cultural explorer Ernest Fenollosa — which included more or less literal translations of poems by the great T’ang dynasty poet Li Po Li Bai ;ound others. Interesting inclusion of the notes from which Pound originally worked. Taking Leave of a Friend BLUE mountains to the north of the walls, White river winding about them; Here we must make separation And go out through a thousand miles of dead grass.

Pound, who at that time knew little to no Chinese, worked from the notes of the Harvard educated scholar, Ernest Fenollosa, a transcript of which is included in the printing I read.

I believe he worked with Japanese scholars on the translation so many of the Chinese proper names sound Japanese according to I loved this little book. Bones white with a thousand frosts, High heaps, covered with trees and grass; Who brought this to pass? Bilal rated it it was amazing Oct 27, And then I was sent off to South Wei, smothered in laurel groves, And you to the north of Raku-hoku, 18 Exile s Letter 19 Till we had nothing but thoughts and memories in common.

Clear autumn, therefore he has no excuse on account of weather.

What is the use of talking, and there is no end of talking, There is no end of things in the heart. This is evident also in “Lament of the Frontier Guard”, and is perhaps suggestive of Pound’s great distress at the loss life during World War One.