BK. Ezra Pound

33. Mauberley. In Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. London: Ovid, 1920.

Miner (A25, pp. 112-23) finds Pound relying on his hokku-derived ‘form of super-position’ (see 3 and 12) in increasingly complex ways throughout his career, even in longer poems, such as at the end of the second section here, where a closing quatrain—‘Mouths biting empty air, / The still stone dogs, / Caught in metamorphosis, were / Left him as epilogues’—is according to Miner ‘set off from the rest of the poem to act as a coherent summary for Mauberley’s fate’.







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