Ezra Pound books in Antiquarian book auction

Published 22nd May 2013

The next antiquarian book auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will include, to be sold as one lot an extensive collection of books by and about the enigmatic poet Ezra Pound. They are from the working library of fellow poet and literary critic Donald Davie, who in 1975 wrote a book on Ezra Pound, which was published by the University of Chicago Press.


a selection from over 70 ezra pound volumes

A selection from over 70 Ezra Pound volumes

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was an expatriate American poet, one of the most significant poets of the 20th century. A highly controversial figure due to his fascist sympathies, which led him after the Second World War to be incarcerated for many years by the American authorities, following his many broadcasts criticising them during his time in Italy.

There are well over 70 hardbacks and many more paperbacks in this scholarly collection. They will go under the hammer in the Antiquarian book auction to be held in Dowell Street, Honiton on 21st August 2013


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