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Ezra Pound : The Cantos - George Kearns

Ezra Pound

The Cantos

Paperback Published: 22nd January 1990
ISBN: 9780521336499
Number Of Pages: 136

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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."

Prefacep. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Chronologyp. x
Towards reading the Cantosp. 1
Pleasing, teaching, movingp. 2
No Aquinas mapp. 6
Reading Canto 31p. 8
Usurious readingp. 15
Reading from Canto 92p. 17
Past and presentp. 20
Reading from the Pisan cantosp. 23
Questions of formp. 28
Codes and conflictsp. 30
Instalmentsp. 34
A Draft of XXX Cantos (1930)p. 34
Eleven New Cantos (1934)p. 38
The Fifth Decad of Cantos (1937)p. 40
Cantos LII-LXXI (1940)p. 43
The Pisan Cantos (1948)p. 45
Rock-Drill (1955) and Thrones (1959)p. 50
Drafts and Fragments of Cantos (1969)p. 54
Representative figuresp. 57
Confucius: ethics and moral historyp. 57
Fenollosa: the luminous ideogramp. 63
Ovid: myth, religion, the magic momentp. 69
Scotus Erigena: the radiant worldp. 76
Cavalcanti: intelligence of lovep. 82
Douglas: moneyp. 86
Adams: decline of the republicp. 94
Mussolini: an excess of emphasisp. 100
Disseminationp. 107
Guide to further readingp. 114
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ISBN: 9780521336499
ISBN-10: 052133649X
Series: Landmarks of World Literature (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 22nd January 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.51 x 12.78  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.15

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