Additional Resources for The Cantos by Ezra Pound

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Carpenter, Humphrey, A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound, Faber & Faber, 1988.

Carpenter's biography is the most extensive and detailed of the many books that tell the story of Pound's life.

Casillo, Robert, The Genealogy of Demons, Northwestern University Press, 1988.

Casillo confronts Pound's ugliest side: his fascist and anti-Semitic ideas.

Kenner, Hugh, The Pound Era, University of California Press, 1971.

Many consider this to be the definitive book not only on the Cantos but on Pound's contribution to twentieth- century literature and culture.

Rainey, Lawrence, Ezra Pound and the Monument of Culture, University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Rainey's book examines in close detail the historical and artistic sources behind the "Malatesta cantos" (8-11).

Terrell, Carroll F., A Companion to 'The Cantos' of Ezra Pound, University of California Press, 1980.

Terrell compiles an incredibly detailed and helpful annotation of almost every proper name, place, historical event, and foreign word used in...

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