East-West Exchange And Late Modernism (eBook)
Williams, Moore, Pound
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InEast-West Exchange and Late Modernism, Zhaoming Qianexamines the nature and extent of Asian influence on some of the literary masterpieces ofWestern late modernism. Focusing on the poets William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and EzraPound, Qian relates captivating stories about their interactions with Chinese artists andscholars and shows how these cross-cultural encounters helped ignite a return to their earlyexperimental modes. Qians sinuous readings of the three modernists last books ofverseWilliamss Pictures from Brueghel (1962), Moores Tell Me, Tell Me (1966), andPounds Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII (1969)expand our understanding of latemodernism by bringing into focus its heightened attention to meaning in space, its obsessionwith imaginative sensibility, and its increased respect for harmony between humanity andnature.