Books Acquired, 1.13.2012 (Ezra Pound, Thomas Bernhard, Louis Zukofsky)


Picked up these three last Friday.


This is a collection of letters to and from Ezra Pound, as well as criticism, introductions, etc. I like the cover, which is a bit too busy.


I picked up Thomas Bernhard’s Correction last year on reader recommendation (recommendation: read Bernhard). Saw The Loser in the shop used, so I picked it up. Any recommendation on which one to start with?


A midcentury paperback of Louis Zukofsky’s A Test of Poetry. This is a strange book. I’d better let Zukofsky explain it:


The back cover is lovely as well:



  1. P— · January 17, 2012

    Begin with The Loser. My favourite of his novels, and shorter and funnier than Correction.


    • P.T.Smith · January 17, 2012

      I don’t know if The Loser is my favorite, but I agree with the rest of this.


  2. Christopher Pappas · January 17, 2012

    I’ve read The Loser a couple times a year for the past few years, if that’s any recommendation.


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