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FENOLLOSA, Ernest. POUND, Ezra [editor]. The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry.

[San Francisco]. City Lights Books, [1960].
8vo. 45pp, [3]. Original publisher's illustrated paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. From the library of English Movement poet and literary critic Donald Davie (1922-1995), with his inked ownership inscription to title page.
An 'important and much disputed essay' on the poetic nature of the Chinese written character, edited by modernist poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) from the manuscript
American art historian Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908). First published in Pound's Instigations (London, 1920), the work attracted ridicule from noted sinologists, though was nonetheless influential upon imagist techniques in poetry.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 23610