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Published: 12 October 2006

288 Pages | 1 line illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195175295

Bookseller Code (06)

Ezra Pound's Cantos

A Casebook

Edited by Peter Makin

Casebooks in Criticism

Ezra Pound set out to invent and apply a sheath of new techniques and concerns for poetry, a number of which strike the beginning reader of his works as alien. The essays in this casebook introduce a number of essential Poundian concepts, from explaining in some detail Pound's ideas concerning ways of organizing a long poem, to explicating the worldviews Pound developed and used as matter for his verse epic. The volume provides a selection of key criticism, including an article newly translated into English.