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Book Title: Canti pisani|
The author of the book: Ezra Pound
Date of issue: 2004
ISBN 13: 9788811677185
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 642 KB
Read full description of the books Canti pisani:"Pur essendo naturalmente, anzi fatalmente inseriti nell'inarrestabile flusso magmatico del poema (Cantos), pur presentando caratteristiche espositive e stilistiche del tutto analoghe a quelle delle sezioni precedenti e successive, i "Canti Pisani" ne presentano altre che appartengono solo a essi e che ne fanno qualcosa di assai diverso da un sia pur rilevante segmento dell'opera-madre, qualcosa, rispetto a questa, di ben riconoscibile e isolabile, di insopprimibilmente e quasi violentemente autonomo, qualcosa, insomma, di molto simile a un libro o, per essere precisi, a un poema a sé stante, dotato non solo d'una propria inconfondibile identità, ma anche d'una propria specifica e diversa grandezza." (Giovanni Raboni)
Read information about the authorEzra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early-to-mid 20th century poetry.
Pound's The Cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as The Songs—although it never is. 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."
In his essays, Pound wrote of rhythm as "the hardest quality of a man's style to counterfeit." He challenged young poets to train their ear with translation work to learn how the choice of words and the movement of the words combined. But having translated texts from 10 different languages into English, Pound found that translation did not always serve the poetry: "The grand bogies for young men who want really to learn strophe writing are Catullus and François Villon. I personally have been reduced to setting them to music as I cannot translate them." While he habitually wrote out verse rhythms as musical lines, Pound did not set his own poetry to music.
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