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Cum și de ce se învață frumusețea. “Rhyme-Subject” la Ezra Pound


How and Why To Learn Beauty.“Rhyme-Subject” at Ezra Pound

The present study is focused on Ezra Pound’s two book-length essays, ABC of Reading and Guide to Kulchur, reading them from the perspective of what Ezra Pound first-called in a letter from 1927 to his father the “subject-rhyme” – namely “an ideogram of space and time”, as Pound also calls it somewhere else, that superposes heteregeneous cultural spaces and periods and constructs a sophisticated ideogram proving the strange continuities contiguities of beauty. Thus, reformations in art are for Pound always stemming deep into the tradition; and they involve not only the matter of literature – but essential matters concerning the human from economics, monetary theory, anthropology, history of the arts, history of philosophy etc. The “subject-rhyme” shows both how the complicated nature of beauty is a heteregenous ideogram traversing time – and also how it collects essential information about the human from various fields of knowledge, in order to reinvent the human on a superior scale – what Dante called trasumanare (Paradise, I 70).

Keywords: Ezra Pound, the invention of modernity, subject-rhyme, ABC of Reading, Guide to Kulchur


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