DOI: 10.1590/2596-304x20202241jh
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Painting and Poetry: Ezra Pound’s “Seven Lakes Canto” and Eight Views of Xiao Xiang

Abstract: In the history of cultural exchange between China and the West, it’s a deed praised far and wide that the Chinese paintings Eight Views of Xiao Xiang had exerted great influence on Ezra Pound’s poetic work “Seven Lakes Canto” or “Canto 49.” By exploring the details of the paintings and tracing the influence of the paintings on the creation of the poem, this paper reveals that the etymological and compositional use of Chinese ideograms had an enormous impact on Pound’s thinking about poetry and cultural matters… Show more

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