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 A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS

  

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I II III IV V 
VI VII VIII IX X
XI XII XIII XIV XV
XVI XVII  XVIII  XIX  XX 
XXI XXII  XXIII  XXIV XXV
XXVI XXVII
XXVIII
XXIX  XXX

 

Note on colours: violet for active links to the companion page of a canto; green for active links to full-text canto with glosses. 

  

 


  

A  DRAFT  OF  XXX  CANTOS – GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

BOOKS 

  1. Davenport, Guy. Cities on Hills: Study 1-30 of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1984.
  2. Zukofsky, Louis. Ezra Pound: His Cantos (1-27). New York: Kulchur Press, 1963.

 

DISSERTATIONS

  1. Childs, John. Modernist Form: Pound's Style in A Draft of XXX Cantos. Diss. U of Arkansas, 1983.
  2. Davenport Guy. A Reading of I-XXX of the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Diss. Harvard University, 1961. 
  3. Emerson, Kent. "Database Modernism: Literary Information Media." Diss. U of Tulsa, 2016 [on James Joyce’s Ulysses, H.D.’s Palimpsest, and Ezra Pound’s A Draft of XXX Cantos].
  4. Krishnan, Rajiv C. Self and Form in the Early Cantos of Ezra Pound. Diss. University of Cambridge, 1992.
  5. Marsden, Stephen. Barred lights, great flares, new form: A Study of a Draft of XXX Cantos of Ezra Pound. Diss. University of Manchester, 1997. 
  6. Menzies-Pike, Catriona Jane. "The Composition of the Modernist Book: Ulysses, A Draft of XXX Cantos and The Making of Americans." Diss. U of Sydney, 2005. Print.  [Chapter Four: A Draft of XXX Cantos (1930)]. Free online.

 

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND COLLECTIONS

  1. Ahearn, Barry. "An Early Schema for the Cantos." Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 16.1-2 (1987): 79-81. Print.
  2. Bornstein, George. "The Book as Artefact: Historicizing Ezra Pound's First Thirty Cantos." The Book as Artefact: Text and Border. Eds. Anne Mette Hansen, et al. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2005. 151-164. Also in Variants: The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 4 (2005): 151-164. 
  3. Christensen, Philip H. "'God's Eye and the Poet's': Apotheosis from 'The Return' to Canto CXIII." English Language Notes 41.3 (2004): 56-65. Print. 
  4. Conover, Anne. "Her Name was Courage: Olga Rudge, Pound's Muse and the 'Circe/Aphrodite' of the Cantos." Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 24.1 (1995): 7-23.
  5. Cowan, James C. “The Classical Figure as Archetype in Pound's Cantos, I-XXX.” Twentieth Century Literature 6.1 (1960): 25–32.
  6. Hatcher, Leslie. "'Circe's this Craft': The Active Female Principle in the Cantos." Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 24.1 (1995): 83-94. Print.
  7. Hesse, Eva. "Books Behind the Cantos (Part One: Cantos I-XXX)." Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 1 (1972): 137-51.
  8. Kenner, Hugh. "A Schema for XXX Cantos." Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 2.2 (1973): 201. Print.
  9. Lang, Séphanie. "Le jeu chez Pound: itinéraire ludique de lecture des trente premiers Cantos." Revue française d'études américaines 67 (January 1996): 11-21. Print. Free online.
  10. Sieburth, Richard. “Dada Pound.” South Atlantic Quarterly 83.1 (1984): 44-68.
  11. Sieburth, Richard. “The Design of the Cantos: an Introduction.” Iowa review 15.2 (1985): 12-33. Print. Free online.
  12. Zukofsky, Louis. “The Cantos of Ezra Pound (One section of a long essay).” The Criterion 10.4 (April 1931): 424-440.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS

  1. Altieri Charles. “Modernist Abstraction and Pound’s First Cantos: The Ethos for a New Renaissance.” Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. 283-320. Print.
  2. Baumann, Walter. “The Odysseus Theme in Ezra Pound’s Cantos.” Roses From the Steel Dust. Collected Essays on Ezra Pound. Orono: The National Poetry Foundation, 2000. 83-98. Print.
  3. Carpenter, Humphrey. A Serious Character. The Life of Ezra Pound. New York: Delta, 1988. [Section: 474-479.] Print.
  4. Cookson, William. A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2001. 3-46.
  5. Dasenbrock, Reed Way. The Literary Vorticism of Ezra Pound & Wyndham Lewis. Towards the Condition of Painting. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1985. 193-206. 
  6. Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound. The Poet as Sculptor. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1964. 120-134.
  7. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. [Section: 106-138.] Print.
  8. Froula, Christine. A Guide to Ezra Pound's Selected Poems. New York: New Directions, 1983. 128-161.
  9. Kearns, George. Guide to Ezra Pound's Selected Cantos. New Brunswick, NJ.: Rutgers UP, 1980. 10-77.
  10. Kibler, Robert. E. “The Cantos. A Draft of XXX Cantos.The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Eds. D. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 2005. 26-30. Print.
  11. Liebregts, Peter. “A Draft of XVI Cantos.”; “Cantos XVII-XXX.” Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. 132-199. Print.
  12. Moody, David A. “A Sextant for ‘A Draft of XXX Cantos.’” Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. II: The Epic Years 1921-1939. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 78-90. Print. 
  13. Read, Forrest. ’76: One World and the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981. 176-97.
  14. Stock, Noel. "A Draft of XXX Cantos, 1917-1930." Reading the Cantos. A Study of Meaning in Ezra Pound. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966. 10-21.
  15. Surette, L. A Light from Eleusis. A Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1979. 15-26. Print.
  16. Terrell, Carroll F.  A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. 1-119.
  17. Thurston, Michael. "Declaration of Interdependence: The Necromantic Confrontation with Tradition" and "Katabasis as Cultural Critique." The Underworld in Twentieth Century Poetry. London: Palgrave, 2009. 23-61.
  18. Wilhelm, J. J. Ezra Pound The Tragic Years. 1925-1972. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1994. 47-55.

 

 

 DIGITAL RESOURCES

  1. Ezra Pound: Poems Summary and Analysis of "The Cantos I-XXX" (1930). GradeSaver.
  2. Guidi Paolo. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Etchings suite. I-XXX: September-October 2012. Go to collection.
  3. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging the Cantos.  Gord Sellar.

 

Three Cantos I-III

Cantos in periodicals

A Draft of XXX Cantos

A Draft of XVI Cantos

A Draft of the Cantos 17-27

Cantos XXVIII-XXX

Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI

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