CANTO XVI

 

 

 

rsz guidi 16 27 sept 2012

 

Pound's hell is reserved for the men who make war, while the Purgatory of canto 16 is reserved for those who have had to endure it. The warriors here have participated in the "hell" of war, but they are not responsible for the causes of war.

(George Kearns. Guide to Ezra Pound's Selected Cantos. 69)