If the invention of literary modernism is usually attributed to Joyce, Eliot and Pound, it was Pound`s personality and position in the artistic world that enabled the experiment to transform itself into an international movement. In 1926 Pound brought together the body of his shorter poems into a definitive collection which would illustrate the hallmarks of the new style. This collection, where Pound presented himself in a variety of characters or `masks`, was called Personae. In 1926, Personae`s publication gave solidity to a movement; today the work stands as one of the classic texts of the twentieth century.
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