Article Index









  1. Bornstein, George. “The Book as Artefact: Historicizing Ezra Pound’s First Thirty Cantos.” The Book as Artefact: Text and Border. Eds. Anne Mette Hansen, et al. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2005. 151-164. Also in Variants: The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 4 (2005): 151-164. 
  2. Ozturk, Anthony. “Quattrocento Vortex: The Schifanoja Frescoes and Ezra Pound’s Cantos.” Affirming the Gold Thread: Aldington, Hemingway, Pound & Imagism in Torcello and Venice. Proceedings of the IV International Imagism / VIII International Richard Aldington Conference. Eds. Matthew Nickel and H.R. Stoneback. Bradenton, FL: Florida English, 2014.  107-122. 
  3. Ricciardi, Caterina. “Archives.” Ezra Pound in Context. Ed. Ira Nadel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 148-58.



  1. Albright, Daniel. “Early Cantos I-XLI.” The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. 79-84.
  2. Alexander, Michael. “Cantos 18-71.” The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound. London: Faber, 1979. 162-91. 
  3. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Annotazioni XVII-XXVII.” Ezra Pound XXX Cantos. Parma: Ugo Guanda, 2012. 345-50. 
  4. Childs, J. S. Modernist Form. Pound’s Style in the Early Cantos. Susquehanna University Press. 1986. 103-5; 120-2.
  5. Cookson, William. A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2001. 29-43.
  6. Eastman, Barbara. Ezra Pound’s Cantos: The Story of the Text. Orono: National Poetry Foundation, 1979. 64-65.
  7. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 122-38.
  8. Liebregts, Peter. “Cantos XVII-XXX.” Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. 166-199.
  9. Makin, Peter. Pound’s Cantos. London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. 151-72.
  10. Moody, David A. Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man & His Work. Volume II. The Epic Years. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014. 83-90.
  11. Nassar, Eugene Paul. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. The Lyric Mode. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1975. 35-50.
  12. Sherry, Vincent. Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Radical Modernism. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. 156-165. 
  13. Sicari, Stephen. “XVII-XXX.” Pound’s Epic Ambition. Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 71-82.
  14. Wilhelm, J. J. “‘The Fortieth Year of My Life …’ (1925).” Ezra Pound in London and Paris. 1908-1925. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1990. 346-54. Print.
  15. Wilhelm, J. J. “A Paris Diary.” Ezra Pound in London and Paris. 1908-1925. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1990. 297-345. Print.



  1. Christie’s. “The Quentin Keynes Collection: POUND, Ezra. A Draft of the Cantos 17 to 27. London: The Curwen Press for John Rodker, 1928.” Auction: London, 7-8 April 2004. Go to site.
  2. Cocola, Jim. “Digital Maps: A Gazetteer to The Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2018. Cantos 17-30


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