Article Index








Hesse, Eva, ed. Ezra Pound: Usura-Cantos XLV und LI. Texte, Entwürfe und Fragmente. Zürich: Arche Verlag, 1985.



  1. Demott, Robert. “Ezra Pound and Charles Bowlker: Note on Canto LI.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 1.2 (1972): 189-98.
  2. Ehtee, Svetlana. “‘[E]s die höchste Zeit ist’ to Re-Consider Ideology: Ezra Pound and Nazi Germany.” Historicizing Modernists: Approaches to Archivalism. Eds. Matthew Feldman, Anna Svendsen and Erik Tönning. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. 71-87. 
  3. Gibson, Mary Ellis. “Canto 51.” Readings in the Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Vol.2. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2022. 55-70.
  4. Green, Fiona. “Moore, Pound, Syllabics, and History.” Twentieth-Century Literature 63.4 (December 2017): 427-50. Free online.
  5. Kindellan, Michael. “Texts of The Cantos and Theories of Literature.” The New Ezra Pound Studies. Ed. Mark Byron. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2019. 89.
  6. Makin, Peter. “Ideogram, ‘Right Naming’ and the Authoritarian Streak.” Ezra Pound and China. Ed. Zhaoming Qian. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 2003. 120-42.
  7. Nicholls, Peter. “Ezra Pound and the Rhetoric of Address.” Affirmations: of the Modern. Special Issue on Rhetoric and Modernism 3.1 (Autumn 2015): 32-48. Free online.



  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. The Forméd Trace. The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia UP, 1980. 60-5.
  2. Cookson, William. “Usura recapitulated – Geryon.” A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2009. 71-2.
  3. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: LI.” Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1538.
  4. Flory, W.S. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 93; 296-7.
  5. Froula, Christine. “Canto LI.” A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems. New York: New Directions, 1983. 185-8.
  6. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto LI.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. 1267. 
  7. Malm, Mike. “Canto 51.” In Editing Economic History: Ezra Pound’s The Fifth Decad of Cantos. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. 89-90; 220-4.
  8. Moody, A. David. Ezra Pound: Poet. Vol. II: The Epic Years, 1921-1939. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014. 231-4.
  9. Pearlman, Daniel. D. The Barb of Time: On the Unity of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP.  216-220.
  10. Pound, Ezra. Posthumous Cantos. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Manchester: Carcanet, 2015. 46-7; 54. 
  11. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto LI.” In Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P., 1980. I: 197-99.



  1. “Ezra Pound: Canto LI” Coffee philosopher. Blog, 12 August 2011. Free online.
  2. Pound Ezra. Ezra Pound Reading Canto 51. PennSound. YouTube.
  3. Sawyer, Richard. “The 12 Regents in Canto 51.” The Cantos Project, 2 April 2020. Free online.
  4. Sellar, Gordon. “Canto LI.” Part 36 of 55 in the series Blogging Ezra Pound’s The Cantos., June 12, 2013. Free online.


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