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Tre Canzoni di Guido Cavalcanti. Ed. Olga Rudge. Quaderni dell’Accademia musicale Chigiana, no.19. Siena: Ticci, 1949.

In 1949, while “poet in residence” at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, [sic] I obtained the publication of the three canzoni with reproduction of the Sienese manuscript, not included in the Marsano edition, as volume XIX of the series: Quaderni dell’Accademia musicale Chigiana, sumptibus: Count Guido Chigi Saracini “ghibellino”. (From the foreword to the Mardersteig edition, 1965, reproduced in Anderson 10.)




The Translations of Ezra Pound. London: Faber, 1953. With an introduction by Hugh Kenner. The translations are those from SBUmbra and Rime. Italian text reprinted from Rime.



Pound is at work on canto 93 and closes the link between Donna mi prega and Dante’s Convivio, a link he had highlighted in his essay of 1913, “Troubadours, Their Sorts and Conditions.” See above entry for 1913, LE 103.



Confucius to Cummings: An Anthology of Poetry. Eds. Ezra Pound and Marcella Spann. New York: New Directions 1964. Includes Donna mi prega – translation from canto XXXVI.



Ezra Pound’s Cavalcanti Poems. With a foreword by Pound, 1965. Milano: Scheiwiller, 1966. Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig in Verona, 1966. 

A reprint of the Cavalcanti translations from 1953 but without Italian texts. The volume concludes with two parts of essays: “Medievalism”; and “The Other Dimension.”



Pound’s Cavalcanti. An Edition of the Translations, Notes, and Essays. Ed. David Anderson. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1983.

Anderson’s edition contains all Pound’s published translations and essays, as well as unpublished translations and notes, both from 1910-1912 and 1927-1932. Cavalcanti’s original text is taken from Rime with variants from newer standard editions of Favati 1957, Contini 1960, Mario Marti, Poeti del dolce stil nuovo, 1969.




  1. Ardizzone, Maria Luisa. Guido Cavalcanti: The Other Middle Ages. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002. [5. Cavalcanti at the Centre of the Western Canon: Ezra Pound as Reader of Donna me prega, 134-164; Appendix B: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Etienne Gilson, 169-173]. 
  2. Del Garbo, Dino. 1327. [The Commentary of Dino del Garbo on Cavalcanti’s Canzone d’Amore.] Rome: Chigiana L.V. 176. F.29ra. Original Latin text edited with introduction and English translation by Otto Bird. Part I: Mediaeval Studies 2 (1940) : 150-203. Part II : Mediaeval Studies 3 (1941) : 117-60.
  3. Eliot, T. S. The Letters of T. S. Eliot. Eds. Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden. London: Faber, 1988-
  4. Gallup, Donald. Ezra Pound. A Bibliography. Charlottesville: The UP of Virginia, 1983.
  5. Gilson, Étienne. Rev. of Guido Cavalcanti : Rime. Ed. Ezra Pound. Criterion 1922-1939. Ed. T. S. Eliot. London: Faber, 1967. Vol. 12 (October 1932-July 1933): 106-12. Reprinted in Eric Homberger, ed. Ezra Pound: The Critical Heritage. Abingdon: Routledge, 1972. 273-9.
  6. Pound, Ezra. Cavalcanti: A Perspective on the Music of Ezra Pound, double volume with engraved music score, libretto, background, analysis, commentary.  Eds. Robert Hughes and Margaret Fisher. Emeryville CA: Second Evening Art, 2003.
  7. Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound to His Parents. Letters 1895-1929. Eds. Mary de Rachewiltz, A David Moody and Joanna Moody. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010.
  8. Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose: Contributions to Periodicals. Eds. Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz and James Longenbach. 11 vols. New York: Garland, 1991.
  9. Pound, Ezra. Pound’s CavalcantiEd. David Anderson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983. 


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