Article Index




  1. Heffernan, T. C. City of Universals: Siena in the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Thesis. Manchester University, 1963.
  2. Brooke-Rose Christine. Structural Analysis of Pound’s Usura Canto: Jakobson’s Method Extended. Berlin: Mouton DeGruyter, 1976.
  3. Malm, Mike. Editing Economic History: Ezra Pound’s The Fifth Decad of Cantos. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.
  4. Farahbakhsh, Alireza and Zeinab Heidary Moghaddam. Dominant Themes in Ezra Pound’s 1930s and 1940s Cantos (Cantos XXXI-LXXXIV). Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.




  1. Alexander, Michael. “Cantos 18-71.” . London: Faber, 1979. 177-83. 
  2. Dasenbrock, Reed Way: "Jefferson and/or Adams: A Shifting Mirror for Mussolini in the Middle Cantos." ELH 55.2 (1988): 505-526.
  3. Farahbakhsh, Alireza. "The Anti-Modernist Quality of Ezra Pound's the Fifth Decad of Cantos (Cantos XLII-LI)." War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 24.1-2 (2012): 1-15. Web. 13. October 2013.
  4. Lewis, Ethan. "Grammaria Usurae: Representational Stratagems in Canto XLV."  Paideuma 28.2-3 (Fall and Winter 1999): 223-228.



  1. Carpenter, Humphrey. A Serious Character. The Life of Ezra Pound. New York: Delta, 1988. [Section: 545-549.] Print. 
  2. Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound. The Poet as Sculptor. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1964. 154-60.
  3. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. [Section: 142-154.] Print. 
  4. Gibson, Mary Ellis. Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995. 137-39.
  5. Liebregts, Peter. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. [Section: 228-236.] Print.
  6. Marsh, Alec. Ezra Pound. London: Reaktion, 2011. [Section: 132-134.] Print. 
  7. Moody, David A. “‘The Fifth Decad’: against usura.” Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. II: The Epic Years 1921-1939. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 212-34. Print. 
  8. Read, Forrest. ’76: One World and the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981. 227-48.
  9. Sicari, Stephen. “The Cantos. The Fifth Decad of Cantos XLII-LI.” The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Eds. D. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 2005. 33-36. Print.
  10. Sicari, Stephen. "The Fifth Decad."  Pound’s Epic Ambition. Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 97-107. 
  11. Stock, Noel. "The Fifth Decad 1937." Reading the Cantos. A Study of Meaning in Ezra Pound. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966. 35-60.
  12. Ten Eyck, David. “Pound’s Documentary Poetics in Eleven New Cantos and Fifth Decad of Cantos. Ezra Pound’s Adams Cantos. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. 51-54.
  13. Whittier-Ferguson, John. "Ezra Pound: Final Primers." In Framing Pieces. Designs of the Gloss in Joyce, Woolf, and Pound. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996. 115-150. 
  14. Wilhelm, J. J. Ezra Pound The Tragic Years. 1925-1972. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1994. 114-22.


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