Title

Ezra pound, made in China

Alternative Title

中国制造的庞德

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Foreign Literature Studies = 外国文学研究

Publication Date

6-1-2014

Volume

36

Issue

3

First Page

7

Last Page

18

Publisher

Central China Normal University

Keywords

Chinese character, Ezra Pound, Sound symbolism, Translational poetics

Abstract

Translational poetics represents the greatest achievement of Anglo-American poetic modernism. Having learned the ideogrammic method from the Chinese, Ezra Pound becomes a translational poet, who uses over twenty languages in his Cantos and creates between these languages a relationship that Walter Benjamin tries to describe in his famous essay on translation. What Benjamin articulates in theory has actually been realized in poetry by Pound, who digs deep into the Chinese box of sound symbolism in order to explore the terrain of pure language.

翻译诗学代表着英美现代诗歌的最高成就。伊兹拉·庞德从汉字里学到表意文字的技巧后,成了一位翻译诗人。他在自己的《诗章》里用了20多种语言,并且在这些语言之间建造了一种特殊关系,一种本雅明在其论翻译的著名论文中试图描述的关系。庞德通过汉语中的声音象征学对纯语言进行探索,在其诗作中践行了本雅明的理论探索。

Print ISSN

10037519

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Foreign Literature Studies. All right reserved.

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Huang, Y. (2014). Ezra pound, made in China. Foreign Literature Studies, 36(3), 7-18.

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