Readings in the Cantos

Author: Richard Parker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1942954409
Page: 256
View: 3814
This is a three-volume project of readings of individual sections from the central modernist long poem, The Cantos of Ezra Pound. The project as a whole represents a landmark publication for modernist studies, bringing together, in a ground-breaking format, a number of critical readings of The Cantos by the world's leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive 'reading' that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work. Most importantly, each essay offers guidance to those wishing to understand the works while contributing to the creation of a new manner of reading The Cantos as a remarkably diverse but coherent work. This first volume illuminates the gestation of the Cantos-technique and includes essays on the most important Cantos and groups of Cantos from the Ur-Cantos (early, discarded versions of the beginning of Pound's poem), A Draft of XVI Cantos (1924),A Draft of the Cantos 17-27 (1928), and Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI, also known as "Jefferson-Nuevo Mundo" (1934).

    • Literary Criticism

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy

Volume 3
Author: George Corbett,Heather Webb
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783743611
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
View: 1002
Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection in three volumes offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante. The volume has its origin in a series of thirty-three public lectures held in Trinity College, the University of Cambridge (2012-2016) which can be accessed at the Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy website.

    • Literary Criticism

Ezra Pound's Adams Cantos

Author: David Ten Eyck
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1623566126
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 1279
Ezra Pound transformed his style of poetry when he wrote The Adams Cantos in the 1920s. But what caused him to rethink his earlier writing techniques? Grounded in archival material, this study explores the extent to which Pound's poetry changed in response to his reading of 17th-century American History and the social climate of the pre-war period. Drawing on the Ezra Pound papers, David Ten Eyck documents the changes to Pound's documentary techniques, establishing a chronology of the composition of The Cantos. His close readings of specific passages, set against the interwar years, allow Ten Eyck to gain insights into Pound's 1930s political and social criticism. Through references to the annotated copy of The Works of John Adams, he explores Pound's engagement with Adams at the expense of Thomas Jefferson: a figure formally at the heart of his previous work. Ultimately, this contextual and archival study uses John Adams and America to unlock the fascist beliefs and the later poetry of Ezra Pound.

    • Literary Criticism

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107658926
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 6662
An invaluable collection for those who read and love Lewis and medieval and Renaissance literature.

    • Literary Criticism

Cambridge Readings in Dante's Comedy

Author: Kenelm Foster,Patrick Boyde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521241405
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 213
View: 2338
The contributors aimed at producing a well-rounded volume that illustrates many facets of Dante's complex art.

    • Literary Criticism

Ambition and Anxiety

Ezra Pound's Cantos and Derek Walcott's Omeros as Twentieth-century Epics
Author: Line Henriksen
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042021497
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 342
View: 8710
This comparative study investigates the epic lineage that can be traced back from Derek Walcott's Omeros and Ezra Pound's Cantos through Dante's Divina Commedia to the epic poems of Virgil and Homer, and identifies and discusses in detail a number of recurrent key topoi. A fresh definition of the concept of genre is worked out and presented, based on readings of Homer. The study reads Pound's and Walcott's poetics in the light of Roman Jakobson's notions of metonymy and metaphor, placing their long poems at the respective opposite ends of their language poles. Although there has already been an intermittent critical focus on the 'classical' (and 'Dantean') antecedents of Walcott's poetry, the present study is the first to bring together the whole range of epic intertextualities underlying Omeros, and the first to read this Caribbean masterpiece in the context of Pound's achievement.

    • Literary Criticism

Dante's Comedy: Introductory Readings of Selected Cantos

Author: Uberto Limentani
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521155069
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 174
View: 4971
Professor Limentani offers a well-informed commentary on the individual Cantos of The Divine Comedy. He offers a scrupulous exposition of each of the ten Cantos, ironing out linguistic difficulties. The volume is genuinely introductory and could be profitably read by all non-specialists approaching Dante's poem for the first time.

    • Literary Criticism

Ezra Pound: The Cantos

Author: George Kearns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521336499
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 118
View: 9295
Pound's 800 page Cantos, written over a period of more than fifty years (1917-1969), invites the reader to join the poet on a journey from darkness and despair towards light and positive activity. In this book, George Kearns addresses the reader approaching The Cantos for the first time. He examines the poem's aesthetic and political-ethical-didactic dimensions and shows that despite its complexity and the many objections which can be raised to its poetics and politics, its study can be greatly rewarding.

    • Literary Collections

Questions on readings in English literature

a student's manual
Author: Maurice Garland Fulton,Raymond George Bressler,Glenn Hawthorne Mullin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 118
View: 1468

    • Poetry

The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems

Author: B. H. Fairchild
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393243982
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
View: 6459
“[B. H. Fairchild] is the American voice at its best: confident and conflicted, celebratory and melancholic.”—New York Times Gathering works from five of B. H. Fairchild's previous volumes stretching over thirty years, and adding twenty-six brilliant new poems, The Blue Buick showcases the career of a poet who represents "the American voice at its best: confident and conflicted, celebratory and melancholic" (New York Times). Fairchild's poetry covers a wide range, both geographically and intellectually, though it finds its center in the rural Midwest: in oilfields and dying small towns, in taverns, baseball fields, one-screen movie theaters, and skies "vast, mysterious, and bored." Ultimately, its cultural scope—where Mozart stands beside Patsy Cline, with Grunewald, Gödel, and Rothko only a subway ride from the Hollywood films of the 1950s—transcends region and decade to explore the relationship of memory to the imagination and the mysteries of time and being. And finally there is the character of Roy Eldridge Garcia, a machinist/poet/philosopher who sees in the landscape and silence of the high plains the held breath of the earth, "as if we haven't quite begun to exist. That coming into being still going on." From the machine work elevated to high art that is the subject of The Arrival of the Future (1985) to the despairing dreamers of Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (2002) to the panoramic, voice-driven structure of Usher (2009), Fairchild's work, "meaty, maximalist, driven by narrative, stakes out an American mythos" (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times). From "The Blue Buick:" A boy standing on a rig deck looks across the plains. A woman walks from a trailer to watch the setting sun. A man stands beside a lathe, lighting a cigar. Imagined or remembered, a girl in Normandy Sings across a sea, that something may remain.

    • Literary Criticism

A Modern Reader's Guide to Dante's The Divine Comedy

Author: Joseph Gallagher
Publisher: Liguori Publications
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 226
View: 3164
"The Divine Comedy" has been a cornerstone of Western literature for the better part of a millennium. In this work, Joseph Gallagher brings the power and prestige of this medieval classic to a new generation of readers--taking them on a guided tour through heaven, purgatory, and hell. (Formerly titled "To Hell and Back with Dante") "Paperback"

    • Literary Criticism

ABC of Reading

Author: Ezra Pound
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223167
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
View: 8164
Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda. This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is a primer for the reader who wants to maintain an active, critical mind and become increasingly sensitive to the beauty and inspiration of the world’s best literature. With characteristic vigor and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with exhibits meticulously chosen from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” provides an illuminating essay for anyone aspiring to read and write poetry. ABC of Reading displays Pound’s great ability to open new avenues in literature for our time.

    • Philosophy

The English of Savitri

Author: Shraddhavan
Publisher: Auro e-Books
ISBN: 938247403X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 526
View: 6649
Since 1980, Shraddhavan has been teaching English in Auroville through close readings of Sri Aurobindo’s revelatory epic Savitri: a legend and a symbol. In August 1998 these classes were resumed at Savitri Bhavan, with a growing number of students, including young Tamil teacher-trainees from the Arul Vazhi School located in Promesse, Auroville. These classes were given the name ‘The English of Savitri’ and they concluded in May of 2009 as this group reached the end of the poem. This book is based on the transcripts of a new series of classes given by Shraddhavan between August 2009 and October 2010, which have been edited for conciseness and clarity, while aiming to preserve some of the informal atmosphere of the course. Edited transcripts of these classes began to be published serially in the Bhavan’s journal of Study Notes on Savitri, ‘Invocation’, from issue 32 onwards, since it was felt that they may be of interest to a wider audiance. They are now being published in book form in several volumes by Yukta Prakashan publishers of Vadodara. This suggested the idea of collecting the original English articles into a book form as well. This is the first such volume, covering all the five cantos of Book One of the poem, ‘The Book of Beginnings’.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Bughouse

The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound
Author: Daniel Swift
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709580
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 4404
A captivating biography of Ezra Pound told via the stories of his visitors at St. Elizabeths Hospital In 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. He was due to stand trial for treason for his fascist broadcasts in Italy during the war. Instead, he escaped a possible death sentence and was held at St. Elizabeths Hospital for the insane for more than a decade. While there, his visitors included the stars of modern poetry: T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson, and William Carlos Williams, among others. They would sit with Pound on the hospital grounds, bring him news of the outside world, and discuss everything from literary gossip to past escapades. This was perhaps the world’s most unorthodox literary salon: convened by a fascist and held in a lunatic asylum. Those who came often recorded what they saw. Pound was at his most infamous, most hated, and most followed. At St. Elizabeths he was a genius and a madman, a contrarian and a poet, and impossible to ignore. In The Bughouse, Daniel Swift traces Pound and his legacy, walking the halls of St. Elizabeths and meeting modern-day neofascists in Rome. Unlike a traditional biography, The Bughouse sees Pound through the eyes of others at a critical moment both in Pound’s own life and in twentieth-century art and politics. It portrays a fascinating, multifaceted artist, and illuminates the many great poets who gravitated toward this most difficult of men.

    • Technology & Engineering

Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi

Author: Timothy C. Campbell
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816644421
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 222
View: 9186
Wireless technology has become deeply embedded in everyday life, but its impact cannot be fully understood without probing the contributions of the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), who ushered in the beginning of wireless communication. Marconi produced and detected sound waves over long distances, using the curvature of the earth for direction, and laid the foundations for what we know as radio—the original mobile, voice-activated, and electronic media community. Timothy C. Campbell demonstrates that Marconi’s invention of the wireless telegraph was not simply a technological act but also had an impact on poetry and aesthetics and linked the written word to the rise of mass politics. Reading influential works such as F. T. Marinetti’s futurist manifestos, Rudolf Arnheim’s 1936 study Radio, writings by Gabriele D’Annunzio, and Ezra Pound’s Cantos, Campbell reveals how the newness of wireless technology was inscribed in the ways modernist authors engaged with typographical experimentation, apocalyptic tones, and newly minted models for registering voices. Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi presents an alternative history of modernism that listens as well as looks and bears in mind the altered media environment brought about by the emergence of the wireless. Timothy C. Campbell is associate professor of Italian at Cornell University.

    • Ballads, English

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ballads, English
Page: 62
View: 4604

    • Literary Criticism

A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur

Author: Anderson Araujo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1942954395
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
View: 484
Published in 1938, Guide to Kulchur encapsulates Ezra Pound's chief concerns: his cultural, historiographic, philosophical, and epistemological theories; his aesthetics and poetics; and his economic and political thought. In its fifty-eight chapters and postscript, it constitutes an interdisciplinary and transhistorical cultural anthropology that exemplifies his slogan for the renovation of ancient wisdom for current use - " Make It New." Though wildly encyclopedic, allusive and recursive, Guide to Kulchur is inescapable in any serious study of Pound. A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur addresses the formidable interpretive challenges his most far-reaching prose tract presents to the reader. Providing page-by-page glosses on key terms and passages, the Companion also situates Pound's allusions and references in relation to other texts in his vast body of work, especially The Cantos. Striking a balance between rigorous scholarly standards and readerly accessibility, the bookis designed to meet the needs of the specialist while keeping the critical apparatus unobtrusive so as also to appeal to students and the general public. A long-needed resource, A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur makes a lasting contribution to thestudy of one of the most influential and controversial literary figures of the twentieth century.

Readings in Savitri Volume 9

Covering Book 7 Cantos 4-7, Book 8 Canto 3; Book 9 Cantos 1-2 and Book 10 Cantos 1-3
Author: M.P. Pandit
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 1608691926
Page: 553
View: 3158
Includes summary, overview and extensive verse by verse commentary.