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John Kasper and Ezra Pound : Saving the Republic (Reprint) (Paperback) (Alec Marsh)

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John Kasper was a militant far-right activist who first came to prominence with his violent campaigns against desegregation in the Civil Rights era. Ezra Pound was the seminal figure in Anglo-American modernist literature and one of the most important poets of the 20th century. This is the first book to comprehensively explore the extensive correspondence - lasting over a decade and numbering hundreds of letters - between the two men.

John Kasper and Ezra Pound examines the mutual influence the two men exerted on each other in Pound's later life: how John Kasper developed from a devotee of Pound's poetry to an active right-wing agitator; how Pound's own ideas about race and American politics developed in his discussions with Kasper and how this informed his later poetry. Shedding a disturbing new light on Ezra Pound's committed engagement with extreme right-wing politics in Civil Rights-era America, this is an essential read for students of 20th-century literature.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Historicizing Modernism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Alec Marsh
Language: English
Street Date: March 23, 2017
TCIN: 52441919
UPC: 9781350028401
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6606

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