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  1. Sanders, Frederick K. John Adams Speaking: Pound’s Sources for the Adams Cantos. University of Maine Press, 1975.
  2. Ten Eyck, David. Ezra Pound’s Adams Cantos. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. 
  3. Wilson, Stephen. “Writing and Reading History: A Study of Ezra Pound’s Malatesta, Jefferson and Adams Cantos.” Diss. U of Dublin, Trinity College, 2003. Free online.



  1. Cantrell, Carol H. and Ward Swinson. “Cantos LII-LXXI: Pound’s Textbook for Princes.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 18.1 (1989): 67-128.
  2. Cody, Thomas. “Adams, Mussolini, and the Personality of Genius.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 18.3 (1989): 77-103.
  3. De Rachewiltz, Mary. “Translating the Cantos.” Michigan Quarterly Review 26.3 (Summer 1987): 524-534.
  4. McDonald, James R. “The ‘Adams Cantos’: Fact or Fiction?” The Antigonish Review 21 (1975): 97-107.
  5. Moody, David A. “Composition in The Adams Cantos.” Ezra Pound and America. Ed. Jacqueline Kaye. London: Macmillan, 1992. 79-92.
  6. Read, Forrest. ’76: One World and the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981. 266-85.
  7. Selby, Nick. “Fascist Language in The Adams Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 2 (1995): 61-72.

  8. Surette, Leon. “Ezra Pound’s John Adams: An American Odyssey.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 2 (1976): 483-495.
  9. Ten Eyck, D. “Representing the American Republic: Ezra Pound’s Adams and Coke Cantos.” Paideuma: Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry 34.2-3 (2005): 293-314.
  10. Ten Eyck, David. “History and Anonymity in Ezra Pound’s Documentary Method.” Ezra Pound and Referentiality. Ed. Hélène Aji. Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2003. 279-88.



  1. Carpenter, Humphrey. A Serious Character. The Life of Ezra Pound. New York: Delta, 1988. [Section: 573-575.]
  2. Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound. The Poet as Sculptor. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1964. 161-67.
  3. Davis, Earle. Vision Fugitive: Ezra Pound and Economics. Lawrence KS.: The UP of Kansas, 1968. 136-45. 
  4. Fang, Achilles. “Materials for the Study of Pound’s Cantos.” 4 vols. Diss., Harvard U, 1958. Vol I: 174-90. 
  5. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. [Section: 169-177.]
  6. Liebregts, Peter. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. [Section: 243-248.]
  7. Moody, David A. ”Two books for governors: (2) cantos 62-71.” Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. II: The Epic Years 1921-1939. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 284-96.
  8. Moody, David A. “The Cantos: Cantos LXII-LXXI.” The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Eds. D. Tryphonopoulos and S. Adams. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. 38-39.
  9. Nicholls, Peter. Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing. A Study of  The Cantos. London: Macmillan, 1984. [Section: 125-137.]
  10. Pearlman, Daniel. The Barb of Time. On the Unity of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. New York: Oxford UP, 1969. 231-4.
  11. Rabaté, J. M. Language, Sexuality and Ideology in Ezra Pound’s CantosLondon: Macmillan, 1986. [Section: 106-40.]
  12. Selby, Nick. “‘Arriba Adams’: The Limited Circulation of Law and History in the Adams Cantos.”  Poetics of Loss in The Cantos of Ezra Pound. From Modernism to Fascism. Lewiston: Edwin Meller Press, 2006. 141-86.
  13. Surette, L. “Adams.” A Light from Eleusis. A Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1979. 160-172.
  14. Whittier-Ferguson, John. “Ezra Pound: Final Primers.” In Framing Pieces. Designs of the Gloss in Joyce, Woolf, and Pound. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996. 115-150.


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