General Bibliography to The Cantos of Ezra Pound





1933 [Pound, Ezra] The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Some Testimonies by Ernest Hemingway, Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Hugh Walpole, Archibald MacLeish, James Joyce and Others. 8vo, original self-wrappers, stapled. N. Y.: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., (1933). First edition. Among the other contributions, unnamed on the title-page, are William Carlos Williams, Edmund Wilson, Basil Bunting, H. D., and Allen Tate.

1949 Russell Peter. The Pisan Cantos of Ezra Pound. Changing World.

1951 Kenner, Hugh. The Poetry of Ezra Pound. London: Faber.

1952 Watts, Harold Holliday. Ezra Pound and The Cantos. New York: Routlege.        

1954 Leary, Lewis. Motive and Method in the Cantos of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia UP.

1957 Edwards, John Hamilton and William Wood Vasse. Annotated Index to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press (Cantos 1-84).

1958 Emery, Clark Mixon. Ideas Into Action: A Study of Pound’s Cantos. Miami: U of Miami P.

1963 Dekker, George. Sailing after Knowledge: the Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Routledge.

1963 Zukofsky, Louis. Ezra Pound: His Cantos (1-27). New York: Kulchur Press.

1964 Clark, Thomas. The Formal Structure of Pound’s Cantos. S.n.

1967 Stock, Noel. Reading the Cantos: A Study of Meaning in Ezra Pound. London: Routledge.

1969 MacLeish, Archibald. Poetry and opinion: The Pisan Cantos of Ezra Pound. A Dialog on the Role of Poetry. S.n.

1969 Pearlman, Daniel D. The Barb of Time: On the Unity of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP.

1970 Baumann, Walter. The Rose in the Steel Dust: An Examination of the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Miami: U of Miami P.

1970 Contino, Vittorugo. Ezra Pound in Italy,  from the Pisan Cantos. Spots and Dots. Venezia: Ivancich.

1971 Brooke-Rose Christine. A ZBC of Ezra Pound. London: Faber & Faber.

1971 Miyake, Akiko. A Thematic and Structural Unity in Ezra Pound’s Eleven New Cantos. American Literature Society of Japan.

1971 Hénault, Marie, ed. The Merrill Studies in The Cantos. Columbus, OH: Ch. Merrill Publishing Company.

1974 Wilhelm, J. J. Dante and Pound: The Epic of Judgement. Orono: U. of Maine P.

1975 Sanders, F. K. John Adams Speaking: Pound’s Sources for the Adams Cantos. U of Maine P.

1975 Nassar, Eugene Paul. The Cantos of Ezra Pound: the Lyric Mode. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP.

1976 Brooke-Rose Christine. Structural Analysis of Pound’s Usura Canto: Jakobson’s Method Extended. Berlin: Mouton DeGruyter.

1976 Hood, Joseph S. Leaning toward Zen: A Study of Harmony and Disharmony in the Cantos of Ezra Pound. S.n. 

1976 Bush Ron. The Genesis of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Princeton: Princeton UP.

1977 Wilhelm, James J. The Later Cantos of Ezra Pound. New York: Walker.

1979 Eastman, Barbara and Hugh Kenner. Ezra Pound’s Cantos: the Story of the Text, 1948-1975. Maine: National Poetry Foundation.

1979 Surette, Leon. A Light from Eleusis: Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP.

1980 Bacigalupo, Massimo. The Forméd Trace. The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia UP.

1980 Durant, E. Ezra Pound, Identity in Crisis: a Study of Writing in The Cantos. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

1980 Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and the Cantos. A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP.

1980 Kearns, George. Guide to Ezra Pound’s “Selected Cantos.” Folkestone: Dawson Publishing.

1980 Terrell, Carroll. A Companion to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P vol.I.

1980 Woodward, Anthony. Ezra Pound and the Pisan Cantos. Lawbook Co of Australasia.

1981 Dilligan Robert J. Concordance to Ezra Pound Cantos. New York: Garland.

1981 Read, Forrest. ’76: One World and the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

1982 Kimpel, Ben D. Pound’s Research for the Malatesta Cantos. Orono: U of Maine.

1983 Culver, Michael. The Art of Henry Strater: An examination of the Illustrations for Pound’s A Draft of XVI Cantos. Orono: U of Maine. 

1983 Davenport, Guy. Cities on Hills: Study 1-30 of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Epping: Bowker (UMI 1984).

1983 D’Epiro, Peter. Touch of Rhetoric: Ezra Pound’s Malatesta Cantos. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P.

1983 Driscoll, John. The “China Cantos” of Ezra Pound. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wicksell.

1983 Nolde, John J. Blossoms from the East: The China Cantos of Ezra Pound. Orono: National Poetry Foundation.

1984 Davis, Kay. Fugue and Fresco: Structures in Pound’s Cantos. Orono: National Poetry Foundation.

1984 Nicholls, Peter. Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing – A Study of The Cantos. London: Palgrave.

1985 Cookson, William. A Reader’s Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. New York: Croom Helm.

1985 Froula, Chrstine. To Write Paradise: Style and Error in Pound’s Cantos. New Haven: Yale UP.

1985 Makin, Peter. Pound’s Cantos. New York: Harper-Collins.

1986 Rabaté, Jean-Michel. Language, Sexuality and Ideology in Ezra Pound’s “Cantos.” London: Palgrave.

1986  Childs, J. S. Modernist Form. Pound's Style in the Early CantosSusquehanna University Press.

1987 Furia, Phillip. Pound’s Cantos Declassified. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State UP.

1988 Bell, Terence Anthony. The Hero Polumetis: a New Interpretation of The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Oxford: Oxford UP.

1988 Singh, Gurbhagat. Transcultural Poetics: Comparative Studies of Ezra Pound’s Cantos and Guru Gobind Singh’s Bachittra Natak. Blaby: Advent Books.

1989 Kearns, George. Ezra Pound: The Cantos. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

1991 Miyake, Akiko. Ezra Pound and the Mysteries of Love: A Plan for The Cantos. Durham, NC: Duke UP.

1991 Rainey, Lawrence. Ezra Pound and the Monument of Culture: Text, History and the Malatesta Cantos. Chicago: Chicago UP.

1991 Sicari, Stephen. Pound’s Epic Ambition: Dante and the Modern World. State U of New York P.

1991 Taylor, Richard. Variorum Edition of ‘Three Cantos’ by Ezra Pound: A Prototype. Bayreuth: Boomerang Press.

1992 Tryphonopoulos, Demetres. The Celestial Tradition: A Study of Ezra Pound’s “The Cantos.” Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

1995 Brint, Terri Joseph. Ezra Pound’s Epic Variations: the Cantos & Major Long Poems. Orono: National Poetry Foundation.

1995 John, Roland. A Beginner’s Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Poetry Salzburg.

1995 Stoicheff, Peter. The Hall of Mirrors: “Drafts and Fragments” and the End of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P.

1996 Gibson, Mary Ellis. Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians. Ithaca: Cornell UP.

1997 Rainey, Lawrence, ed. A Poem Containing History: Textual Studies in The Cantos. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P.

1997 Shioji, Ursula. Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos and the Noh. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

2000 Baumann, Walter. Roses from the Steel Dust. Collected Essays on Ezra Pound. Orono: The National Poetry Foundation.

2004 Liebregts, Peter. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 2004.

2005 Barnhisel, Gregory. James Laughlin, New Directions Press and the Remaking of Ezra Pound. Amherst and Boston: U of Massachusetts P.

2005 Malm, Mike. Editing Economic History: Ezra Pound’s The Fifth Decad of Cantos. New York: Peter Lang.

2006 Makin Peter, ed. Ezra Pound’s Cantos: A Casebook. Oxford: Oxford: Oxford UP.

2006 Selby, Nick. Poetics of Loss in the Cantos of Ezra Pound: From Modernism to Fascism. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press.

2007 Henriksen, Line. Ambition and Anxiety: Ezra Pound’s ‘Cantos’ and Derek Walkott’s ‘Omeros’ as Twentieth-Century Epics. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

2010 Farahbakhsh, Alireza and Zeinab Heidary Moghaddam. Dominant Themes in Ezra Pound’s 1930s and 1940s Cantos (Cantos XXXI-LXXXIV). Lambert Academic Publishing.

2012 Ten Eyck, David. Ezra Pound’s Adams Cantos (Historicizing Modernism). London: Bloomsbury

2017  Byron, Mark. Ezra Pound's Atlas: Essays on Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Textuality in The Cantos. Foreword by Ira B. Nadel. Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2017.

2017  Kindellan, Michael. The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

2018 Parker, Richard, ed. Readings in The Cantos. Clemson: Clemson University Press.



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