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Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism

Catherine E. Paul

Abstract

In 1938, American poet Ezra Pound published Guide to Kulchur, a book so radically different from his earlier writing that readers might not have believed that it was written by the same firebrand aesthetician who had advocated in 1913 that poets go in fear of abstractions. But Guide to Kulchur was only the latest example of a new kind of prose that Pound had been writing—fiercely invested in politics and the mobilization of cultural heritage to its service. Pound’s new modernism came as a direct effect of his investment in fascism. Since the last monographic treatment of Pound’s fascism, schol ... More

Keywords: Ezra Pound, prose works, Italian Fascism, cultural nationalism, literature and the arts, Benito Mussolini, art and propaganda, modernist literature, Italian modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781942954057
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781942954057.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine E. Paul, author
Clemson University