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Ezra Pound's Cantos: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

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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.

About the Author

Peter Makin is Professor of English at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PETER MAKIN

Ezra Pound

HUGH KENNER

Persephone's Ezra

GUY DAVENPORT

The Ideogrammic Method in The Cantos

GIROLAMO MANCUSO

Why the Commedia is Not the Model for The Cantos and What Is

REED WAY DASENBROCK

History and Money, Fact and Hysteria

PETER MAKIN

"Safe with My Lynxes": Pound's Figure in the Carpet?

MASSIMO BACIGALUPO

Extracts from Ezra Pound and the Erotic Medium

KEVIN ODERMAN

A Metaphysics of the State

PETER NICHOLLS

Inventing Confucius

HUGH KENNER

The Music of a Lost Dynasty: Pound in the Classroom

D. S. CARNE-ROSS

Res and Verba in Rock-Drill and After

DONALD DAVIE

"Unstill, Ever Turning": The Composition of Ezra's Pound's Drafts and Fragments

RONALD BUSH

An Interview with Ezra Pound

D. G. BRIDSON

Ezra Pound: An Interview

DONALD HALL

Selected Further Readings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195175295
Author:
Makin, Peter
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Author:
null, Peter
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Pound, Ezra
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
hardcover black 7600
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 line illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.19x5.50x.50 in. .72 lbs.

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