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The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter


by Ezra Pound

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter Resources



Check out a biography, selected poems, and articles on Pound's work.

Modern American Poetry

This great site features biographies, commentary on other poems, and links. It also has alternate translations on the original Chinese for "The River-Merchant's Wife."

Bio + More

Here's a biography, selected works, and a long list for further reading.


Musical Accompaniment

Here's a reading of the poem, followed by a musical performance.

Student Video

A pretty decent video enacting "The River-Merchant's Wife."

Pound Himself, Reading "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley"

This will give you a good sense of what kind of man you are dealing with. No, that's not his real accent.


Jodie Foster!

Listen to the famous actress read this poem.

Librivox Reading

Another version can be heard here.


A Young Pound

He's rocking an awesome mustache and hairdo.

Older Pound

Time is not kind to many poets while they live.


Library of America

This is a great collection of Pound's writings and translations.


Pound wrote a fantastic and influential book called ABC of Reading.


Here is a Cambridge Introduction to Pound, a good place to start.

Movies & TV

In Search of Ezra Pound

This is a biopic on a complicated man.

Ezra Pound: American Odyssey

Here's an older documentary on the poet.

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