The Cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: Ezra Pound

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213264

Category: Poetry

Page: 824

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Provides the complete text of Pound's epic poem including a translation of Pound's Italian canto LXXII, Canto LXXIII, and a 1966 fragment concluding the work
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A Companion to the Cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: Carroll Franklin Terrell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520036871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 791

View: 3232

The "Companion" is a major contribution to the literary evaluation of Pound's great, but often bewildering and abstruse work, "The Cantos." Available in a one-volume paperback edition for the first time, the "Companion" brings together in conveniently numbered glosses for each canto the most pertinent details from the vast body of work on the "Cantos" during the last thirty years. The "Companion" contains 10,421 separate glosses that include translations from eight languages, identification of all proper names and works, Pound's literary and historical allusions, and other exotica, with exegeses based upon Pound's sources. Also included is a supplementary bibliography of works on Pound, newly updated, and an alphabetized index to "The Cantos,"
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Ezra Pound: The Cantos

Author: George Kearns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521336499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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Pound's 800 page Cantos, written over a period of more than fifty years (1917-1969), invites the reader to join the poet on a journey from darkness and despair towards light and positive activity. In this book, George Kearns addresses the reader approaching The Cantos for the first time. He examines the poem's aesthetic and political-ethical-didactic dimensions and shows that despite its complexity and the many objections which can be raised to its poetics and politics, its study can be greatly rewarding.
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Selected Cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: Ezra Pound

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201605

Category: Poetry

Page: 119

View: 7920

Excerpt's from Pound's long poem designate his own choice of the basic elements in his life's work
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The Pisan Cantos

Author: Ezra Pound,Richard Sieburth

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215589

Category: Poetry

Page: 159

View: 7636

At last, a definitive, paperback edition of Ezra Pound's finest work.
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Annotated Index to The Cantos of Ezra Pound

Cantos I-LXXXIV

Author: Ezra Pound,John Hamilton Edwards,William W. Vasse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 332

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Ezra Pound and the Mysteries of Love

A Plan for the Cantos

Author: Akiko Miyake

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822311058

Category: Poetry

Page: 287

View: 1142

For more than a decade scholars have understood that Ezra Pound employed mystical concepts of love in his writing of The Cantos. In Ezra Pound and the Mysteries of Love, Akiko Miyake furthers this understanding by looking at The Cantos as a major work in the Christian mystic religious tradition. The author uncovers, in the five volumes of Gabriel Dante Rossetti's Il mistero dell'amor platonico del medio evo, the crucial link between The Cantos and the traditions of mystical love established by the ancient Greeks at Eleusis and borrowed by the late medieval Italian and Provençal poets. Drawing upon this key five-volume work, as well as comprehensive research in both primary and secondary sources, Miyake brings the partial perceptions of other critics and commentators into an illuminating whole. Disclosing the deliberateness of The Cantos, Miyake provides new insight into Pound's sense of culture and into the nature of his Confucianism. She sheds light on the disastrous path Pound followed into Fascism and anti-Semitism, and, in contrast to the image of a “pagan” Pound that has emerged in recent years, reveals a poet writing as a Christian from within the Christian mythical tradition.
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The Cantos of Ezra Pound

the lyric mode

Author: Eugene Paul Nassar

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 7488

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A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: William Cookson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892552467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 7259

Discusses the themes of Pound's major work; explains its foreign phrases, quotations, and allusions; and includes statements made by Pound about his poetry.
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The Celestial Tradition

A Study of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos

Author: Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554588057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 3152

Despite the painstaking work of Pound scholars, the mythos of The Cantos has yet to be properly understood — primarily because until now its occult sources have not been examined sufficiently. Drawing upon archival as well as recently published material, this study traces Pound’s intimate engagement with specific occultists (W.B. Yeats, Allen Upward, Alfred Orage, and G.R.S. Mead) and their ideas. The author argues that speculative occultism was a major factor in the evolution of Pound’s extraordinary aesthetic and religious sensibility, much noticed in Pound criticism. The discussion falls into two sections. The first section details Pound’s interest in particular occult movements. It describes the tradition of Hellenistic occultism from Eleusis to the present, and establishes that Pound’s contact with the occult began at least as early as his undergraduate years and that he came to London already primed on the occult. Many of his London acquaintances were unquestionably occultists. The second section outlines a tripartite schema for The Cantos (katabasis/dromena/epopteia) which, in turn, is applied to the poem. It is argued here that The Cantos is structured on the model of a initiation rather than a journey, and that the poem does not so much describe an initiation rite as enact one for the reader. In exploring and attempting to understand Pounds’ occultism and its implications to his [Pounds’] oeuvre, Tryphonopoulos sheds new light upon one of the great works of modern Western literature.
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Poetics of Loss in the Cantos of Ezra Pound

From Modernism to Fascism

Author: Nick Selby

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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This book examines how the modernist poetics exemplified in Ezra Pound's epic poem "The Cantos" are unavoidably bound-in with the ideological forces underpinning his advocacy of fascism. Overall it argues that Pound's reactionary urge to redefine a lost culture, coupled with his sense of textual annihilation of a validating poetic centre, is the cultural ground on which his ideal of fascist republic rests.
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The Cantos of Ezra Pound

A Critical Study

Author: George Dekker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 6022

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'76, one world and the Cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: Forrest Read

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corp

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 476

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Read's revolutionary work postulates that there is a hidden key to Pound's lifework, a hermetic coherence created from a pagan calendar that Pound devised and published in 1922 and from the Great Seal and Constitution of the United States. From these Reed extrapolates an elaborate combination of heraldry, numerology, and geometry that he applies to Pound's entire poetic work. Discussing each canto separately, Read shows that the designs, paradigms, and arcana were deliberately constructed.
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Ezra Pound's Adams Cantos

Author: David Ten Eyck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623566126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Ezra Pound transformed his style of poetry when he wrote The Adams Cantos in the 1920s. But what caused him to rethink his earlier writing techniques? Grounded in archival material, this study explores the extent to which Pound's poetry changed in response to his reading of 17th-century American History and the social climate of the pre-war period. Drawing on the Ezra Pound papers, David Ten Eyck documents the changes to Pound's documentary techniques, establishing a chronology of the composition of The Cantos. His close readings of specific passages, set against the interwar years, allow Ten Eyck to gain insights into Pound's 1930s political and social criticism. Through references to the annotated copy of The Works of John Adams, he explores Pound's engagement with Adams at the expense of Thomas Jefferson: a figure formally at the heart of his previous work. Ultimately, this contextual and archival study uses John Adams and America to unlock the fascist beliefs and the later poetry of Ezra Pound.
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Sailing after knowledge

the cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: George Dekker

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 476

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The Cantos of Ezra Pound

Some Testimonies

Author: Ford Madox Ford,Thomas Stearns Eliot,James Joyce,Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 22

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Ezra Pound's Cantos

A Casebook

Author: Peter Makin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019517528X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This casebook provides a selection of key criticism, including an article newly translated into English, on the Cantos of Ezra Pound. The introduction positions the poem within Pound's corpus, contextualizes the contributions included and outlines their arguments, and concludes with suggestions for how the student may best approach this troubled and fascinating artifact. The selected articles maintain a high level of immediate contact with the Cantos, with the intention of preparing students for reading individual cantos on their own. Contributors discuss the nature of many of the successive major blocks of work, allowing the Pound newcomer to experience the poem as an irregular progression, varying greatly in its qualities. The first selection discusses "Canto I"; subsequent selections discuss, successively, major elements from "Canto II", the Draft of XXX, the China Cantos, the Pisan Cantos, and Drafts and Fragments. As a whole, the collection elucidates the personal and historical shifts that profoundly impacted Pound and consequentially produced the changing fusions of technique and matter in the Cantos. It also shows some of the huge variation in critics conceptions of the poem, or poetry itself, and of what it meant to be a poet and citizen of the West during the half-century in which the Cantos were written.
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Posthumous Cantos

Author: Ezra Pound

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

ISBN: 1784101214

Category: Poetry

Page: 254

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Drawing on Ezra Pound’s notebooks, typescripts and contri-butions to periodicals, Posthumous Cantos is a selection of drafts and sketches that remained unpublished or uncollected in the poet’s lifetime. The material spans the entire half-century of Pound’s Cantos, 1915 to 1970, and includes newly-recovered passages he wrote in Italian in 1944-45, presented here in their original form alongside English translations. Accompanied by detailed introductory and explanatory notes and a full chronology, Posthumous Cantos offers new insight into the making of one of the twentieth century’s most important and forbidding literary works, revealing it as an endless process of writing and rewriting, in which the poetry and the life are finally inextricable. This is a crucial part of the Pound canon, here made available for the first time in an English edition.
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