A Lume Spento and Other Early Poems
Brasch PS3531 O82 A4 1965
London: Faber and Faber
Although he would later refer to this volume of poetry as ‘a collection of stale creampuffs,’ Lume Spento (With Tapers Quenched) is Pound’s first collection of poetry; its dramatic lyrics examples of Pound’s early poetic style. The title is a phrase borrowed from Canto III of Dante’s Purgatorio, and the poems reflect Pound’s fascination with the poetry of the troubadours.
Ezra Pound, “A Lume Spento and Other Early Poems,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 21, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8409.
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