This essay channeling the Decadents and Aesthetes in London when it was decadently yellow is included in my most recent book The Modern Salonnière. The 34…View More A Decadently Yellow London
Tag: Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound was an important figure in the Lost Generation era, his relationships with other ex-pat writers in Paris put him in touch with some of literature’s greatest stars. These include Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford. He was among the luminaries who passed through Natalie Barney’s salon and who frequented Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare & Company bookstore.
Like many other writers, he recorded some of the most important dialogue ever uttered, his reportage of his conversation with Aubrey Beardsley cementing the statement “Beauty is difficult” in the American literary canon. He did so in his Pisan Cantos, which he wrote during imprisonment in Italy during his exile and are published as The Cantos of Ezra Pound. When I write about the era in which he lived, his poetry or I mention him for any reason, I file the post under the Ezra Pound tag.
The Sensuous Delight of Place
Like Katherine Mansfield’s enigmatic stories, the book Place by Tara Bernerd feels like “a thread with a subtly woven texture embracing ecstatic feeling, sensuous delight.” The…View More The Sensuous Delight of Place
A Backward Glance on rue de Varenne
The narrow sidewalks push their black iron batons up out of the ground to protect the buildings hemming them; the rain turns the cobblestones to…View More A Backward Glance on rue de Varenne
The Sense of Beauty
I am guessing this will not come as much of a surprise to anyone but me. As I was digitizing the majority of my design…View More The Sense of Beauty