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  1. Nolde, John J. “The Sources for Canto LIV: Part One.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 5.3 (1976): 419-53.
  2. Nolde, John J. “The Sources for Canto LIV: Part Two.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 6.1 (1977): 45-98. 
  3. Zolbrod, Leon. “Ezra Pound, Cantos 52, 53 and 54.” Otaru University of Commerce Review of Liberal Arts 13 (Dec. 1956): 173-197. Free online and here.



  1. Cookson, William. “Dynasties: Tsin, Han, Sung & T’ang 213-BC-805 AD.” A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2009. 80-2.
  2. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: LIV.” Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1544-5. 
  3. Fang, Achilles. “Materials for the Study of Pound’s Cantos.” 4 vols. Diss. Harvard U, 1958. Vol I: 107-23.
  4. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto LIV.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. 1274-8. 
  5. Moody, David A. Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. II: The Epic Years 1921-1939. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 278-9.
  6. Nolde, John. “Canto LIV.” In Blossoms from the East. The China Cantos of Ezra Pound. Orono: National Poetry Foundation 1983. 96-187.
  7. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto LIV.” In Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Berkeley: U of California P., 1980. I: 213-27.



  1. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto LIV.” Diamond Point intaglio, selective hard ground, lift, etch, aquatint, copperplate. Printed on Arches 88 paper., 25 March 2014. Free online.
  2. Sellar, Gordon. “Canto LIV.” Part 41 of 56 in the series Blogging Ezra Pound’s The Cantos., June 12, 2013. Free online.



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