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Published: 01 June 2018

256 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781942954408

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Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Edited by Richard Parker

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

  • The purpose of this volume is to tap into the reservoir of close-reading experience that Pound scholars have amassed in a comprehensive, systematic manner that many have not been able to display in publications less focused on such close reading
  • While there have been many attempts to provide summaries and explications of The Cantos, the quality and variety of contributors to this volume emphasise the heterogeneity of Pound's poetry in a ground-breaking manner
  • The essays in Readings in The Cantos contain concise meditations on the nature of reading Pound's long poem alongside and scholarly explication, as well as some wider considerations of Pound's oeuvre that spring naturally from the Canto in question and its contexts