Ezra Pound 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972

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Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. The ABC of Reading, ch. 3 (1934).
I dunno what my 23 infantile years in America signify. I left as soon as motion was autarchic—I mean my motion.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, October 29, 1940. The Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941, ed. D.D. Paige (1950).
Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you cd. do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint cd. think he understood.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, March 7, 1940. The Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941, ed. D.D. Paige (1951).

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