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 Ezra Pound Encyclopedia @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, United States to Homer Loomis and Isabel Weston Pound.
Though Pound stays within the hexatonic scale to evoke the feel of troubadour melodies, modern invention runs throughout, from the stream of unrelenting dissonance in the mother's prayer to the grand shape of the work's aesthetic arc over a period of almost an hour.
Pound did much to publicize the movement and was instrumental in bringing it to the attention of the wider public (he was particularly important in the artistic careers of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Wyndham Lewis).
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Ezra_Pound   (2889 words)

 Pound (currency) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pound, a unit of currency, originated (at least in Britain) as the value of a pound mass of silver.
Australian pound (until 1966, replaced by the Australian dollar) note: the Australian pound was also used in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nauru, New Hebrides and Papua and New Guinea.
The Australian pound was replaced in the New Hebrides in 1977 by the New Hebrides franc.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pound_(currency)   (733 words)

 Pound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pound (mass), various units of mass or weight
Pound (currency), a unit of currency in various countries
A pound is also a customary greeting in which two individuals touch fists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pound   (152 words)

 Units: P
The troy and avoirdupois pounds are connected by the grain: there are 5760 grains in a troy pound and 7000 grains in an avoirdupois pound.
Since one pound of mass is 0.453 592 kilograms and the acceleration of gravity averages 9.806 65 meters per second per second at the surface of the Earth, one pound force equals the product of these two numbers, 4.448 221 615 newtons.
One pound mole of a chemical compound is the same number of pounds as the molecular weight of a molecule of that compound measured in atomic mass units.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictP.html   (9594 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cycling group demands apology from Pound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pound rejected the ultimatum, adding his article was "misconstrued, misunderstood and misinterpreted" by the CPA, and he stood by his comments.
Pound also questioned why CPA was airing its complaint, noting his article was published alongside an opposing view from an official of cycling's governing body.
Pound has been at the center of much of the controversy in cycling since the French newspaper L'Equipe contended in August that Armstrong tested positive for EPO at the 1999 Tour de France, the first of his seven straight titles.
www.usatoday.com /sports/cycling/2006-01-11-pound-doping_x.htm   (469 words)

 BK82 Ezra Pound, Ezra Pound and Japan: Letters and Essays
Pound thanks Noguchi for the gift of his book The Pilgrimage (D15e4) and comments about his own lack of knowledge of Japan: ‘Of your country I know almost nothing’, but ‘surely if the east and the west are ever to understand each other that understanding must come slowly and come first through the arts’.
Pound continues to think of travelling to Japan (see also 59i, 82e1, 84, and 176f-g), and inquires about the possibility of publishing his ‘news or interpretations of Europe’ in a Japanese English-language paper, noting that this ‘might be a first step toward getting to Tokyo’.
Pound notes that the Japan Times is his ‘last remaining source of information’ about the United States, and that he has not even been able to learn if James Laughlin has brought out the American edition of Cantos LII-LXXI (see 52), which in fact had appeared on 17 September.
www.themargins.net /bib/B/BK/bk082.html   (1259 words)

 Ezra Pound - What Did He Really Say?
Pound sometimes resorted to the use of ethnic slurs, but earthy expressions and salty language were integral to the poet's style.
Pound felt there was much to be said for the social and economic achievements of Italy and Germany and that they could prove a model for the rest of the Western World: "Every social reform that has gone into effect in Germany and Italy should be defended," he said.
Pound's main concern was with usury and other economic sins which he conceived were being committed by an international conspiracy of Jewish bankers who were the powers behind the throne of England and had succeeded in duping the government of the United States.
www.barnesreview.org /ezrapound.htm   (5964 words)

 Pound, Ezra Loomis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
An extremely important influence in the shaping of 20th-century poetry, he was one of the most famous and controversial literary figures of the century—praised as a subtle and complex modern poet, dismissed as a naive egotist and pedant, condemned as a traitor and reactionary.
By 1925 Pound was settled in Italy, where his literary ideas started to take a political and economic turn.
Pound’s major works are Homage to Sextus Propertius (1918), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and the Cantos (1925–60), a brilliant, though sometimes obscure, epic work.
www.bartleby.com /65/po/Pound-Ez.html   (498 words)

 Ezra Pound
Pound soon lost interest in Imagism, and after disputing with the poet Amy Lowell, Pound called the movement "Amygism." With Wyndham Lewis and the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, who was killed in 1915, he founded 'Vorticism', which produced a magazine, Blast.
Pound's translations based on Fenollosa's notes, collected in CATHAY (1915), are considered among the most beautiful of his writings.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /epound.htm   (1652 words)

 pound. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The avoirdupois pound (lb avdp) is now defined in terms of the kilogram, the metric unit of mass; 1 lb avdp is equal to 0.45359237 kg.
The apothecaries’ pound is identical to the Troy pound.
As a unit of force, or weight, the pound is the weight that a mass of 1 lb avdp has when the acceleration of gravity has its standard value (9.80665 meters per second per second).
www.bartleby.com /65/po/pound.html   (209 words)

 Marjorie Perloff: Pound Ascendant
And further: Pound’s prescription “Do not retell in mediocre verse what has already been done in good prose” reminded poets and their readers that even the freest free verse must justify its rhythms and line breaks, whereas “good prose” is itself an art form.
Pound met Mary Fenollosa, widow of the American Orientalist Ernest Fenollosa, who entrusted the poet with her husband’s unpublished notebooks containing transliterations and translations of Chinese poetry as well as drafts of Japanese Noh plays.
It suggests that, however advanced Pound was in his critical prose—a prose that provides us with us with one of the cornerstones of Modernist poetics—and however advanced Pound’s canto technique came to be, with its intricate fusion of ideogram, documentary, mythography, and citation—his erotic “science” looked to a past that had never, of course, existed.
bostonreview.net /BR29.2/perloff.html   (2829 words)

Pound net sites in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries must be registered with the Department of Natural Resources.
Few nets actually remain in the water year round (with permission), the majority of pound nets are set and fished between April and November.
The finfish harvest from pound nets is a valuable contribution to the seafood industry and your dinner table.
www.dnr.state.md.us /fisheries/commercial/poundnet.html   (240 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Ezra Pound
Pound's taste in contemporary literature focused upon the so-called poets of the nineties: Symons, Dowson and the early Yeats.
Pound left the USA for Europe in1908 for what turned out to be, except for his American incarceration in the years after the Second World War, permanent exile.
Throughout this period Pound was also a prolific writer of prose articles on a wide range of topics, literary and non-literary.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5112   (680 words)

 BK Ezra Pound, Contents
Felicia Miller, Pound, Fenollosa, and the Noh, 1973.
Ursula Shioji, Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos and the Noh, 1998.
Ming Xie, Ezra Pound and the Appropriation of Chinese Poetry, 1999.
themargins.net /bib/B/BK/bk00.html   (1379 words)

 Amazon.com: The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New Directions Paperbook): Books: Ezra Pound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When Ezra Pound, one of the top 150 poets ever to have been born in Idaho in the mid-1880s, was an impressionable young man living in Venice, his application for a job as a gondolier was turned down on account of his being "a miserable, skinny little runt." That hurt.
Pound's poetic genius comes through in the Drafts and Fragments of Cantos at the end of the book, in which we get a glimpse of how beautiful his language is when unencumbered by the ulterior motifs of his ideology; however, it is too little, too late.
Pound kicked into the 20th century full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, since he had nothing to say, and was in fact a kind of mental and spiritual dyslexic.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811213269?v=glance   (1777 words)

 Ezra Pound's Radio Operas - The MIT Press
In this study of Pound's radio operas of the 1930s, Margaret Fisher draws on the unpublished correspondence between Pound and his maverick BBC producer, Edward Archibald Fraser Harding, to reveal a little-known aspect of Pound's career.
Pound's first radio opera, transmitted in October 1931 under the title The Testament of Fran篩s Villon, was one of the first electronically enhanced operas to be broadcast in Europe.
Although the opera was thought to be unfinished and lost at the time of Pound's death, in 1983 the American composer and conductor Robert Hughes located the various manuscripts and assembled a complete work.
mitpress.mit.edu /catalog/item?tid=8767&ttype=2   (368 words)

 The Academy of American Poets - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry.
Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, in 1885.
In 1924, he moved to Italy; during this period of voluntary exile, Pound became involved in Fascist politics, and did not return to the United States until 1945, when he was arrested on charges of treason for broadcasting Fascist propaganda by radio to the United States during the Second World War.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/161   (315 words)

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound is buried in the San Michele Cemetery on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy.
In 1945 Pound was arrested in Italy for broadcasting fascist propaganda.
Pound is buried next to Olga Rudge, the violinist, with whom he had an affair whilst married to Dorothy Shakespeare.
www.poetsgraves.co.uk /pound.htm   (254 words)

 KnoxPages Forum - New Pound
I have heard that the new pound cost over 1 million dollars to build and that it is being paid for by the Knox County tax payers.
If you go into the pound now you will see in the very back there will be a curtain behind this curtain you will see a large metal box this is were dogs go when they are not adopted, it will have a glass window.
Other county dog pounds have incinerator for the purpose of cremating the bodies of dogs from the pound or for families who put their dogs down and would like to keep the ashes for family reasons.
www.knoxpages.com /forum/topic.asp?FORUM_ID=1&TOPIC_ID=6386&PagePosition=1   (2509 words)

 PAL: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
PN771.P7 Drafts and fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII by Ezra Pound.
Antheil and the treatise on harmony by Ezra Pound.
Pound Ezra, 1885-1972: Ezra Pound perspectives; essays in honor of his eightieth birthday.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap7/pound.html   (834 words)

 Weird Words: Pound
Such pounds went out of use in the nineteenth century because the law changed to permit the impounder of the animals to keep them on his own land, so there was no longer any need for a separate parish enclosure.
The words pond and pound were often used interchangeably (which is why impound can have the sense of storing water in a reservoir).
Modern pounds for the safe-keeping of animals don’t have the physical resonances of these old stone enclosures, but their name perpetuates this odd word history.
www.worldwidewords.org /weirdwords/ww-pou1.htm   (354 words)

Pound was successfully used in production with a variety of Web servers, including Apache, IIS, Zope, WebLogic, Jakarta/Tomcat, iPlanet, etc. In general Pound passes requests and responses back and forth unchanged, so we have no reason to think that any web server would be incompatible.
Pound is copyrighted by Apsis GmbH and is distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License.
Pound fails to start; HTTPS is enabled and the message "can't read private key from file xxx" appears in the log.
www.apsis.ch /pound   (3972 words)

 The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia — www.greenwood.com
Edited by two Pound scholars, this encyclopedia aims not only "to provide materials to help orient new readers of Pound and Modernism but also to refresh even experienced readers." For the most part, this work achieves its goals.
Other entries include key modernist figures and their relation to Pound, his family members, historical and literary eras, and Pound's controversial views on topics like fascism and anti-semitism.
The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia is useful, given the author's sprawling body of work and influence....Recommended for academic and large public libraries.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR0448.aspx   (481 words)

 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Mass Unit Conversions
There are 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (a less common unit) or 453.592 grams in a pound.
An ounce is equal to 437.5 grains, 1/16 of a pound, or 28.350 grams.
An ounce is a unit of weight that is not equal to a fluid ounce which is a measure of volume.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/massunits.html   (838 words)

 Banque du Liban: Lebanese Banknotes
Following the downfall of the Ottoman Empire in September 1918, the Turkish pound was replaced by a sterling-based Egyptian currency (issued by a private British institution) as legal tender in the states under the joint French and British mandate.
In 1937, two years before the expiry of the 15-year period, the BSL was extended for another 25 years to issue in Lebanon a Lebanese currency separate from the Syrian currency, both of which could be used interchangeably in either state.
Although the currency was Lebanese in name, it remained a disguised French franc until 1941, when it was linked to the pound sterling after the defeat of France and the invasion of Lebanon by the allied forces.
www.bdl.gov.lb /paysys/lbp/banknote.htm   (397 words)

 The Pound Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Hugh Kenner's The Pound Era could as well be known as the Kenner era, for there is no critic who has more firmly established his claim to valuable literary property than has Kenner to the first three decades of the 20th century in England.
Author of pervious studies of Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and Pound (to name a few), Kenner bestrides modern literature if not like a colossus then at least a presence of formidable proportions.
Kenner's study...is not so much a book as a library, or better, a new kind of book in which biography, history, and the analysis of literature are so harmoniously articulated that every page has a narrative sense....
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/1198.html   (307 words)

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