The Cantos of Ezra Pound

The Cantos of Ezra Pound

by Ezra Pound


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ISBN-13: 9780811213264
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 832
Sales rank: 244,669
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

New Directions has been the primary publisher of Ezra Pound in the U.S. since the founding of the press when James Laughlin published New Directions in Prose and Poetry 1936. That year Pound was fifty-one. In Laughlin’s first letter to Pound, he wrote: “Expect, please, no fireworks. I am bourgeois-born
(Pittsburgh); have never missed a meal. . . . But full of ‘noble caring’ for something as inconceivable as the future of decent letters in the US.” Little did Pound know that into the twenty-first century the fireworks would keep exploding as readers continue to find his books relevant and meaningful.

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no one can say that he/she understands 20th century poetry or poetry in general without some touching on the talent who was ezra pound. yes, his politics and beliefs are questionable, but never to be questioned is the brilliance of the man as well as his effect on modern poetry. this said however, i have yet to complete this book because of this man's density of thought. the best way to read this book is to get one of the many books that help explain these complex poems. another way is to start by reading sections, which i would start with the pisan cantos, written while incarcerated in pisan italy. also read it like poetry was meant to be read: out loud. this book once you have read even part of it will enlighten you in so many ways.