A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound

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Follows Pound's writing career and troubled life, from his student days in Pennsylvania and bohemian adventures in London to time spent in Paris developing ideas on Social Credit and anti-Semitism and his incarceration in an asylum

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Humphrey Carpenter was born and educated in Oxford, and attended the Dragon School and Keble College. He was a well-known biographer and children's writer, and worked previously as a producer at the BBC. He wrote biographies of J. R. R. Tolkien, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Ezra Pound, C. S. Lewis and Dennis Potter. Among his many books for children were the best-selling Mr Majeika series. He also wrote several plays for the theatre and radio. A keen musician, he was a member of a 1930s-style jazz band, Vile Bodies, which was resident at the Ritz Hotel in London for a number of years. He died in 2005.

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Here in massive, perhaps excessive, detail is a comprehensive biography of a man variously regarded as crackpot, ass and major poet with an incomparable ear for language. "Carpenter's approach is fair, his prose cool, crisp and lively, and his narrative laced with shrewd comment on Pound's work," wrote PW. Photos.
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