From a semiotic view, the move from traditional linguistic signifiers to ideogramic
signifiers can be interpreted as regressive.
current is from picture often of preprocess, then it is tied to, associated with one of a dozen meanings by convention.
who spent a long time in Japan as professor of philosophy in Tokyo Imperial University, and whose art collections provided inspiration to many America poets, also when alter his death in 1908, his unpublished notes on Chinese poetry and Japanese drama were entrusted by his widow to Ezra Pound thus influencing Pound's ideogramic
poetics as well as the early imagistic experimentations of authors such as T.
He explains clearly in Guide to Kulchur that "the ideogramic
method consists of presenting one facet and then another until at some point one gets off the dead and desensitized surface of the reader's mind, onto a part that will register" (51).
Scott Hamilton and James Longenbach have each contributed valuable studies of Pound's early, only fitfully successful attempts to suppress the legacy of symbolism in his own poetic, whether by failing to acknowledge how symbolist techniques influenced his ideogramic
method or by working, with Yeats, to rarify his own technique and exorcise the poetic ghosts of the decadent nineties.
mind not always trying to split things into fragments' (p.
Here we find traces of a whole modernist tradition of image play - Gertrude Stein's "repetition with a difference," Sergei Eisenstein's theory of intellectual film montage, and the ideogramic
method that Pound explicated in his essays of the 30s.