A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound

Cookson, William

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A guide to one of the most difficult yet rewarding poems of the twentieth century. It gives critical overviews to the various sections of the poem, clarifying its purpose and structure and explaining the views on literature, history and economics that inform Ezra Pound's poetry. It also translates foreign phrases, and explains allusions. Num Pages: 320 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2ABM; DSBH; DSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 140 x 22. Weight in Grams: 430. 320 pages, 1 map. A guide to one of the most difficult yet rewarding poems of the twentieth century. It gives critical overviews to the various sections of the poem, clarifying its purpose and structure and explaining the views on literature, history and economics that inform Ezra Pound's poetry. It also translates foreign phrases, and explains allusions. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2ABM; DSBH; DSC. Dimension: 215 x 140 x 22. Weight: 426. . 2001. Revised. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In this essential guide to one of the most difficult yet rewarding poems of the twentieth century, William Cookson (who began corresponding with Pound as a schoolboy in 1957) draws on a deep and intimate knowledge of Pound's life and work. This edition incorporates much new information and has been substantially revised and expanded. William Cookson gives lucid critical overviews to the various sections of the poem, clarifying its purpose and structure and explaining the views on literature, history and economics that inform Pound's poetry. His detailed commentary on each canto addresses the major stumbling-blocks for readers by translating foreign phrases, identifying quotations and explaining allusions.

About the Author: William Cookson was a poet, critic and the founding editor of Agenda, which has since the 1960s championed the work of Ezra Pound, David Jones and Geoffrey Hill among other distinguished modern poets. He is the editor of 'Ezra Pound: Selected Prose 1909-1965' (1973.

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