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Coming Down Out Of The Tree: Exploring Memory And Identity In H.D.'S End To Torment, Natalie Mahaffey Dec 2010

Coming Down Out Of The Tree: Exploring Memory And Identity In H.D.'S End To Torment, Natalie Mahaffey

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This thesis focuses on the text End to Torment: A Memoir of Ezra Pound by H.D., as well as the small collection of poetry entitled 'Hilda's Book' by Ezra Pound, which appears in the back of the memoir. My exploration into these texts consists of the reliability of memory, the role memory plays on identity, and the significance of identity as defined by non-fiction, creative writing. For End to Torment, I focus specifically on H.D.'s approach to memory as defined by her work with Dr. Sigmund Freud, as well as the impact this approach has on ...


The Vortex And World War Ii: Ezra Pound And T.S. Eliot's Poetic Treatment Of Wartime, Charles Bax Aug 2010

The Vortex And World War Ii: Ezra Pound And T.S. Eliot's Poetic Treatment Of Wartime, Charles Bax

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This thesis is an examination of the poetry written by Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot during World War II. The works that I focus on are Pound's The Pisan Cantos and Eliot's Four Quartets. I will go about this examination by applying the vortex, as a literary term and critical tool, to these two works of poetry. The structure of the vortex is a swirling outer turbine held together by a calm center. The vortex was coined as a literary term during the British avant-garde movement, Vorticism. Ezra Pound was a prominent participant in this movement ...