Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was an American-born poet and critic who spent much of his life in England, France and Italy. He became a highly controversial figure due to his support for fascism in the 1930s and 1940s, and he was arrested for treason by the Americans at the end of World War II.
During his period as editor of various literary magazines, Ezra Pound supported and influenced other literary figures including T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway. Pound met Henry James for the first time in 1912, and wrote a lengthy essay about him in the Henry James memorial issue of Little Review, published in August 1918.