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Long at the centre of the modernist project, from editing Eliot's The Waste Land to publishing Joyce, Pound has also been a provocateur and instigator of new movements, while initiating a new poetics. This is the first volume to summarize and analyze the multiple contexts of Pound's work, underlining the magnitude of his contribution and drawing on new archival, textual and theoretical studies. Pound's political and economic ideas also receive attention. With its concentration on the contexts of history, sociology, aesthetics and politics, the volume will provide a portrait of Pound's unusually international reach: an American-born, modern poet absorbing the cultures of England, France, Italy and China. These essays situate Pound in the social and material realities of his time and will be invaluable for students and scholars of Pound and modernism.


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Further reading
Fenollosa, Ernest and Pound, Ezra. The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition. Ed. Saussy, H., Sterling, J., and Klien, L.. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.
Pound, Ezra. A Draft of xxx Cantos. New York: New Directions, 1990.
Pound, Ezra. ABC of Economics. London: Faber and Faber, 1933.
Pound, Ezra. ABC of Reading. 1934. New York: New Directions, 1960.
Pound, Ezra. Cantos. 13th Printing. New York: New Directions, 1995.
Pound, Ezra. Certain Noble Plays of Japan. Intro. Yeats, William B.. Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1916.
Pound, Ezra. Collected Early Poems of Ezra Pound. 1976. Ed. John King, Michael. New York: New Directions, 1982.
Pound, Ezra. Early Writings, Poems and Prose. Ed. Nadel, Ira B.. New York: Penguin, 2005.
Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound and Music. Ed. Murray Schafer, R.. New York: New Directions, 1977.
Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts. Ed. Zinnes, Harriet. New York: New Directions, 1980.
Pound, Ezra. How to Read. London: Harmsworth, 1931.
Pound, Ezra. I Cantos. Ed. Mary de Rachewiltz. Milan: Mondadori, 1985.
Pound, Ezra. Idee fondamentali, Meridiano di Roma 1939–1943. Ed. Caterina Ricciardi. Rome: Lucarini Editori, 1991.
Pound, Ezra. Impact, Essays on Ignorance and the Decline of American Civilization. Ed. Stock, Noel. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1960.
Pound, Ezra. Literary Essays. Ed. Eliot, T.S.. New York: New Directions, 1968.
Pound, Ezra. “Noh” or Accomplishment. London: Macmillan and Company, 1916.
Pound, Ezra. The Pisan Cantos. Ed. Sieburth, Richard. New York: New Directions, 2003.
Pound, Ezra. Patria Mia. Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1950.
Pound, Ezra. Poems and Translations. Ed. Sieburth, Richard. New York: Library of America, 2003.
Pound, Ezra. Polite Essays. London: Faber and Faber, 1937.
Pound, Ezra. Selected Prose 1909–1965. Ed. Cookson, William. London: Faber and Faber, 1978.
Pound, Ezra. Social Credit. London: Stanley Nott, 1935.
Pound, Ezra. Translations. Intro. Kenner, Hugh. London: Faber and Faber, 1953.
Ackroyd, Peter. Ezra Pound and His World. New York: Scribner's, 1980.
Carpenter, Humphrey. A Serious Character, The Life of Ezra Pound. London: Faber and Faber, 1988.
Conover, Anne. Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
Cornell, Julien. The Trial of Ezra Pound. New York: John Day, 1966.
Heymann, C. David. Ezra Pound, The Last Rower, a Political Profile. New York: Richard Seaver/ Viking Press, 1976.
Hutchins, Patricia. Ezra Pound's Kensington. London: Faber and Faber, 1965.
Meacham, Harry M. The Caged Panther, Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeths. New York: Twayne, 1967.
Moody, A. David. Ezra Pound: Poet, A Portrait of the Man and his Work. Vol. 1: The Young Genius 1885–1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Nadel, Ira B. Ezra Pound. A Literary Life. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Stock, Noel. The Life of Ezra Pound. London: Penguin, 1974.
Torrey, E. Fuller. The Roots of Treason: Ezra Pound and the Secret of St. Elizabeths. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1984.
Tytell, John. Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano. New York: Doubleday, 1987.
Wilhelm, J. J. The American Roots of Ezra Pound. New York: Garland, 1985.
Wilhelm, James. Ezra Pound in London and Paris 1908–1925. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990.
Wilhelm, James. Ezra Pound, The Tragic Years, 1925–1972. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1994.
Ezra Pound and Margaret Cravens, A Tragic Friendship 1910–1912. Ed. Pound, Omar and Spoo, Robert. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1988.
Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson. Ed. Nadel, Ira B.. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.
Ezra Pound's Economic Correspondence, 1933–1940. Ed. Preda, Roxana. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.
The Letters of Ezra Pound to James Joyce. Ed. Read, Forrest. New York: New Directions, 1970.
The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound, 1907–1941. Ed. Paige, D.D.. New York: New Directions, 1971.
Aldington, Richard. Life for Life's Sake. New York: Viking, 1941.
de Rachewiltz, Mary. Discretions. Boston: Little Brown, 1971.
Doolittle, Hilda (“H.D.”). End to Torment: A Memoir of Ezra Pound. New York: New Directions, 1979.
Laughlin, James. Pound as Wuz: Recollections and Interpretations. London: Peter Owen, 1989.
Olson, Charles. Charles Olson and Ezra Pound: An Encounter at St. Elizabeths. Ed. Seelye, Catherine. New York: Grossman, 1975.
Bibliography and criticism
Alexander, Michael. The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.
Bacigalupo, Massimo. The Formèd Trace: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.
Bernstein, Michael André. The Tale of the Tribe: Ezra Pound and the Modern Verse Epic. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.
Bischoff, Volker. Ezra Pound Criticism 1905–1985, A Chronological Listing of Publications in English. Marburg, Germany: Universitatsbibliothek Marburg, 1991.
Bornstein, George, ed. Ezra Pound Among the Poets. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Bush, Ronald. “Excavating the Ideological Faultlines of Modernism: Editing Ezra Pound's Cantos,” In Representing Modernist Texts, Editing as Interpretation. Ed. Bornstein, George. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991. 67–98.
Dasenbrock, Reed Way. Imitating the Italians, Wyatt, Spenser, Synge, Pound, Joyce. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
Dasenbrock, Reed Way. The Literary Vorticism of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.
Davidson, Peter. Ezra Pound and Roman Poetry: A Preliminary Survey. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1995.
Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.
Fisher, Margaret. Ezra Pound's Radio Operas, The BBC Experiments 1931–1933. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002.
Flory, Wendy Stallard.The American Ezra Pound. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
Froula, Christine. To Write Paradise: Style and Error in Pound's Cantos. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
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Hesse, Eva, ed. New Approaches to Ezra Pound. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.
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Makin, Peter, ed. Ezra Pound's Cantos, A Casebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Nadel, Ira B., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Nadel, Ira B. The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
North, Michael. The Political Aesthetic of Yeats, Eliot and Pound. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
O’Connor, William Van and Stone, Edward, eds. A Casebook on Ezra Pound. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1959.
Paideuma, Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry. 1972
Rainey, Lawrence. Ezra Pound and the Monument of Culture. Text, History, and the Malatesta Cantos. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Rainey, Lawrence, ed. A Poem Containing History: Textual Studies in The Cantos. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
Read, Forrest. ’76 One World and The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981.
Reck, Michael. Ezra Pound: A Close-Up. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.
Redman, Tim. Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Redman, Timothy. “Pound's Library, a Preliminary Catalogue,” Paideuma 15 (1986): 213–37.
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Stoicheff, Peter. The Hall of Mirrors, Drafts & Fragments and the End of Ezra Pound's Cantos. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1995.
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Zukofsky, Louis. “Ezra Pound.” In Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays of Louis Zukofsky. Expanded edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. 67–83.


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