By Pound, along with H.D., Richard Adlington, and F.S. Flint, had founded the imagist group. Their principles are outlined in the first three. Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. It has been described as the. The excerpt from Ezra Pound’s “Imagism” manifesto is here. It is part of a longer article on Imagism by Amy Lowell, an American poet who was.

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Clearly linking Objectivism’s principles with Imagism’s, Louis Zukofsky insisted, in his introduction to the Objectivist issue of Poetryon writing “which is the detail, not mirage, of seeing, of thinking with the things as they exist, and of directing them along a line of melody.

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In particular, Pound’s studies of Romantic literature had led him to an manifesho of the condensed, direct expression that he detected in the writings of Arnaut DanielDanteand Guido Cavalcantiamongst others. No one has written purer imagism than [Johnson] has, in the line Clear lie the fields, and fade into blue air, It has a beauty like the Chinese.

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Retrieved July nanifesto, By the spring of that year, however, disputes had begun to brew among the movement regarding leadership and control of the group.

It has been described as the most influential movement in English poetry since the Pre-Raphaelites. Eliot and his followers have carried on their operations from positions won by the Imagists.


A Brief Guide to Imagism

Pound’s note opened with a definition of an image as “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time”. Absolute freedom in the choice of subject. Posted by Amy at 5: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp.

The book met with little popular or critical success, at least partly because it had no introduction or commentary to explain what the poets were attempting to do, and a number of copies were returned to the publisher.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We believe that the individuality of a poet may often be better. He went on to co-found the Vorticists with his friend, the painter and writer Wyndham Lewis. In a Station of the Metro The apparition majifesto these faces manitesto the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. The appearance of this anthology initiated a critical discussion of the place of the Imagists in the history of 20th-century poetry.

These three volumes featured most of the original poets, plus the American John Gould Fletcher[30] but not Pound, who had tried to persuade Lowell to drop the Imagist name from her publications and who sardonically dubbed this phase of Imagism “Amygism”.

Lowell was determined to change the method of selection from Pound’s autocratic editorial attitude to a more democratic manner. Oxford University Press, pp. Pound’s imaigst choices were based on what he saw as the degree of sympathy that these writers displayed with Imagist precepts, rather than active participation in a group as such. Although Imagism isolates objects through the use of what Ezra Pound called “luminous details”, Pound’s ideogrammic method of juxtaposing concrete instances to express an abstraction is similar to Cubism’s manner of synthesizing multiple perspectives into a single image.


The Imagists rejected the sentiment and discursiveness typical of much Romantic and Victorian poetryin contrast to their contemporaries, the Georgian poets imagis, who were generally content to work within that tradition. Retrieved July 17, The Revolution in Literature, — A Brief Guide to Conceptual Poetry. Use mdy dates from July Articles with short description Spoken articles Articles with hAudio microformats Featured articles.

Richard Aldington, in his memoir, writes: However, it strongly imqgist Pound’s interest in poems written to be sung to music, such as those by the troubadours and Guido Cavalcanti.

To mannifesto a poetry that is hard and clear, never blurred nor. About Me Amy View my complete profile.

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The Year’s Work in English Studies. The result was the Imagist Anthologyedited by Aldington and including all the contributors to the four earlier anthologies with the exception of Lowell, who had died, Cannell, who had disappeared, and Pound, who declined.

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