Ezra Pound

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Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot on Modernism On Ezra Pound’s quote on modernism, he claims that “the modern age wants a literature that reflects an image of itself: “accelerated” and mass produced (“a mould in plaster/Made with no loss of time) as well as superficial.” This means that today’s society wants a literature that resembles itself, fast paced and shallow. Society want literature that is direct and straightforward simply because people …

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…expressed that instead of thinking for themselves, people of the modern age would prefer literature that is in plain, and regular speech that is vague and without meaning. Today’s society does not think for itself. The beauty, emotions, and feelings are taken away from the arts by the superficiality of modern age. With T.S. Eliot’s works substantiating Pound’s statement emphasis is put on our society being filled with hollow, soulless people.