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Canto VI was first written in 1919. This first version ruled for eleven years: it was published in The Dial (August 1921), Poems 1918-21 (Liveright, 1921) and A Draft of XVI Cantos (Three Mountains Press, 1925). Further, it was reproduced in Ron Bush, Genesis 310-314 and in Ezra Pound's Poetry and Prose. Contributions to Periodicals III: 175-78.

Pound radically revised this canto for its publication in A Draft of XXX Cantos (Hours Press, 1930). This second version has proved to be permanent and is included without change in all subsequent  volumes of collected Cantos.






  1. Bush, Ron. The Genesis of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1976. 214-220; 310-314.
  2. Makin, Peter. Provence & Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1978.
  3. Moody, David. Ezra Pound Poet. Volume I: The Young Genius, 1885-1920. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007. 405-406.
  4. Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound's Poetry and Prose. Contributions to Perodicals. Eds. Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz, and James Longenbach. New York: Garland, 1991. III: 175-178.
  5. Surette, Leon. A Light from Eleusis. XLibris, 2000. 56-57.




  1. Balagot, Thelma. "A Guide to Ezra Pound's Cantos (VI)." The Analyst III (December 1953): 1-9.
  2. Casella, Stefano. “Ezra Pound and Cunizza da Romano: Fragments of an Unfinished Epic Poem.” In Ezra Pound and Poetic Influence. Ed. Helen Dennis. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000. 70-87.
  3. Casillo, Robert. “Plastic Demons: The Scapegoating Process in Ezra Pound.” Criticism: a Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 26.4 (1984): 371-74. 



  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. "Annotazioni VI." Ezra Pound XXX Cantos. Parma: Ugo Guanda, 2012. 340-41.
  2. Cookson, William. “The Stone Is Alive in My Hand: Eleanor - Cunizza.In A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2001. 16-18. 
  3. Dennis, Helen. A New Approach to the Poetry of Ezra Pound Through the Medieval Provençal Aspect. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Pres, 1996. 368-73.
  4. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 120; 292-293.
  5. Kenner, Hugh. The Pound Era. London: Faber, 1971. 339.
  6. Liebregts, Peter. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Farley Dickinson, 2004. 151-52.
  7. Makin, Peter. Provence & Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1978. 73-216; 261-408.
  8. Sicari, Stephen. "IV-VII."  Pound’s Epic Ambition. Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 27-35.
  9. Terrell, Carroll F. Canto VI. A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. 22-27.



  1. Bressan, Eloisa. Canto VI. In Il Vortice Greco-Provenzale nell'inferno de I Cantos. MA Thesis. U di Padova, 2012. 162-203. Free online.
  2. Gilbert, W. Stephen. “Pound and Provence: The Sense of Place in The Cantos.” Sincronia. A Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Winter 2009). Web. Accessed 24 January 2018. Free online. 
  3. Sellar, Gord. Blogging the Cantos. Canto VI and VII. Blog, 3 April 2012.  Gord Sellar