What are the literary-historical contexts of 'In a Station of the Metro'?

The literary-historical contexts of a work include, among others, the institutional aspects of its publication, its relation to the dynamics of various literary and artistic movements, and the connection of its author to other authors.

These provide yet another frame of reference in which literature can be analyzed and interpreted. Watch Philipp Schweighauser expand on the literary-historical contexts of Ezra Pound’s ‘In a Station of the Metro.’

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