"the man who believed in the mot juste"

Ezra Pound, as a leader of the Imagist movement, was a firm believer in Gustave Flaubert's (1821-1880) pursuit of le mot juste -- the 'right' or 'exact' word. The method of using clear and precise language was echoed by many who subscribed to modernism, and was, of course, a method practised by Hemingway.