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Ezra Pound  (1885-1972)

Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, in 1885. He completed two years of college at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a degree from Hamilton College in 1905. After teaching at Wabash College for two years, he travelled abroad to Spain, Italy and London, where, as the literary executor of the scholar Ernest Fenellosa, he became interested in Japanese and Chinese poetry. He married Dorothy Shakespear in 1914 and became London editor of the Little Review in 1917. 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. In 1946, he was acquitted, but declared mentally ill and committed to St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. During his confinement, the jury of the Bollingen-Library of Congress Award (which included a number of the most eminent writers of the time) decided to overlook Pound's political career in the interest of recognizing his poetic achievements, and awarded him the prize for the Pisan Cantos (1948). After continuous appeals from writers won his release from the hospital in 1958, Pound returned to Italy and settled in Venice, where he died, a semi-recluse, in 1972.

너무 많은 말을 하는 것은 무능력의 표시이다
노예란 누군가가 와서 그를 해방시켜 주기를 기다리는 사람이다
자신의 의견에 대해 어느 정도 위험을 감수하지 않으려 한다면, 그의 의견이 옳지 않거나 또는 그 사람이 옳지 않은 것이다
정치가들이란 은행가들의 웨이터이다.
중요한 것은 한 사람이 가진 생각이 아니라, 그 생각의 깊이다 (에즈라 파운드)
폭력에 의해 전파되는 \'이데아\' 보다 더 큰 저주는 없다