A Lume Spento and Other Early Poems

Creator

Date

1965

Identifier

Brasch PS3531 O82 A4 1965

Publisher

London: Faber and Faber

Abstract

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.

Files

Cabinet 2 Alume Spento.jpg

Citation

Ezra Pound, “A Lume Spento and Other Early Poems,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 28, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8409.