Ezra Pound | Critical Essay by Fred Moramarco

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Ezra Pound.
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Critical Essay by Fred Moramarco

Although readers may disagree as to the kinds of groupings one can find in The Cantos, almost everyone will recognize that cantos VIII through XI form a distinct unit, unified by their preoccupation with the deeds and exploits of Sigismondo Malatesta, an Italian prince of the Renaissance, Lord of Rimini during the middle years of the 15th Century. By almost all accounts Sigismondo (or Sigismundo, as Pound spelled the name) was a much detested figure, although his infamous reputation can be traced to Pope Pius II's description of his exploits in Pius' Commentaries which Pound cites. Posterity has taken Pius' cue; he has been almost universally denounced by historians. (p. 107)

Pound's evocation of Sigismondo's world is different. He wants us to feel Sigismondo in our bones, see what he saw, participate vicariously in what he did. This means seeing the...

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