This Companion contains fifteen chapters by leading international scholars, who together reflect diverse but complementary approaches to the study of Ezra Pound's poetry and prose. They consider the poetics, foreign influences, economics, politics and publication history of Pound's entire corpus, and also situate Pound's work in the context of Modernism, illustrating his influence on contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. Taken together, the chapters offer a sustained examination of one of the most versatile, influential and certainly controversial poets of the modern period.
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Contributors; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chronology; 1. Introduction: understanding Pound Ira B. Nadel; 2. Pound and the making of modernism George Bornstein; 3. Early poetry 1908–1920 Hugh Witemeyer; 4. Early Cantos I-XLI Daniel Albright; 5. Middle Cantos XLII-LXXI Ian F. A. Bell; 6. Late Cantos LXXII-CXVII Ronald Bush; 7. Beyond The Cantos: Pound and American poetry Peter Nicholls; 8. The texts of The Cantos Richard Taylor; 9. Pound as critic Massimo Bacigalupo; 10. Pound as translator Ming Xie; 11. Pound and the visual arts Reed Way Dasenbrock; 12. Pound and music Michael Ingham; 13. Pound's politics and economics Tim Redman; 14. Pound, women and gender Helen M. Dennis; 15. Pound and antisemitism Wendy Flory; Further reading; Index.