A Moveable Feast

Ezra Pound is an American poet who plays an important role in the artistic and literary community of Paris. Hemingway greatly admires Ezra’s talent as a poet as well as his generosity and loyalty as a friend. Although not all the characters like Ezra (Gertrude Stein, for example, holds a mysterious grudge against him), many adore him and his seemingly angelic character.

Ezra Pound Quotes in A Moveable Feast

The A Moveable Feast quotes below are all either spoken by Ezra Pound or refer to Ezra Pound. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 7 Quotes

She was angry at Ezra Pound because he had sat down too quickly on a small, fragile and, doubtless, uncomfortable chair, that it is quite possible he had been given on purpose, and had either cracked or broken it. That finished Ezra at 27 rue de Fleurus. That he was a great poet and a gentle and generous man and could have accommodated himself in a normal-size chair was not considered. The reasons for her dislike of Ezra, skillfully and maliciously put, were invented years later.

Related Characters: Ernest Hemingway (speaker), Gertude Stein, Ezra Pound
Page Number: 60
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Chapter 11 Quotes

Ezra Pound was always a good friend and he was always doing things for people. The studio where he lived with his wife Dorothy on the rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs was as poor as Gertrude Stein's studio was rich. It had very good light and was heated by a stove and it had paintings by Japanese artists that Ezra knew. They were all noblemen where they came from and wore their hair cut long. Their hair glistened black and swung forward when they bowed and I was very impressed by them but I did not like their paintings. I did not understand them but they did not have any mystery, and when I understood them they meant nothing to me. I was sorry about this but there was nothing I could do about it.

Related Characters: Ernest Hemingway (speaker), Gertude Stein, Ezra Pound, Dorothy Pound
Related Symbols: Hair
Page Number: 87
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Ezra Pound Character Timeline in A Moveable Feast

The timeline below shows where the character Ezra Pound appears in A Moveable Feast. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: “Une Génération Perdue”
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...infuriates Stein because Anderson is “part of her apparatus.” Stein also holds a grudge against Ezra Pound on account of the fact that he accidentally broke one of the chairs at... (full context)
Chapter 9: Ford Madox Ford and the Devil’s Disciple
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...brandy, warning him that brandy can be “fatal for a young writer.” Hemingway recalls that Ezra Pound told him that he must never be rude to Ford, and that Ford’s strange... (full context)
Chapter 11: Ezra Pound and the Measuring Worm
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Hemingway describes Ezra Pound as a very devoted and generous friend. He notes that Ezra’s studio is filled... (full context)
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One afternoon while Hemingway is teaching Ezra to box at Ezra’s studio, he meets Wyndham Lewis. According to Hemingway, Lewis has the... (full context)
Chapter 13: The Man Who Was Marked for Death
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Hemingway meets the poet Ernest Walsh at Ezra Pound’s studio. Walsh is accompanied by two blond-haired girls “in long mink coats.” Walsh is... (full context)
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...he tucks in to a second round of oysters anyway. The two men note that Ezra is a wonderful poet, and that Joyce is “great,” although it is a shame his... (full context)
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...that Walsh promised it to Joyce also. They wonder if Walsh also promised it to Ezra, and they decide not to ask. Hemingway cannot remember when Walsh died but he remembers... (full context)
Chapter 14: Evan Shipman at the Lilas
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...can “live well” even while being poor is a “great treasure.” One day he asks Ezra what he thinks of Dostoevsky, and Ezra admits that he hasn’t read “the Rooshians.” He... (full context)
Chapter 15: An Agent of Evil
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Ezra gives Hemingway a jar of opium and tells him to give it to Ralph Cheever... (full context)
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While Hemingway’s attempt to help Dunning is unsuccessful, eventually “the lovers of poetry Ezra had organized” have another try. Hemingway does not remember if or how Dunning dies or... (full context)
Paris Sketches: Ezra Pound and His Bel Esprit
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Hemingway states that “Ezra Pound was the most generous writer I have ever known” but also “the most disinterested.”... (full context)
Paris Sketches: Secret Pleasures
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...enough time between journalistic assignments to let his hair grow as long as that of Ezra’s Japanese friends, but he can at least get a “good start,” enough to be considered... (full context)
Paris Sketches: The Acrid Smell of Lies
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...judge Ford in the end, writing about Ford is in itself “crueler than any judging.” Ezra tells Hemingway that he has to be kind to Ford and ignore the fact that... (full context)