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  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Repeating the Past: Ezra Pound’s Canto 47.” Modernism and the Mediterranean: Literature and Politics, 1900-1937. Ed. Luisa Villa. Rome: Aracne, 2014. 189-200. 
  2. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Canto 47.” Readings in the Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Vol.2. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2022. 35-44.
  3. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Ezra Pound’s Tigullio.” Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 14.2/3 (Fall & Winter 1985): 179-209.
  4. Duvernay Christina. “‘And Halo Projects from Incision’”: Ezra Pound’s Deification Of Henri Gaudier Brzeska.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship, 22.1/2 (Spring & Fall 1993): 115-127.
  5. Feder, Lilian. “The Voice from Hades in the Poetry of Ezra Pound.” Michigan Quarterly Review 10 (Spring 1971): 167-86. Free online
  6. Holdridge, Jefferson. “Sea Roses, Luminous Details and Signifying Riffs: Modernism and the Aesthetics of Otherness.” Irish Journal of American Studies 9 (2000): 220-244 [in part, comparing Canto 47 with Countee Cullen’s poem “Heritage”]. First page. References.
  7. Martz, Louis L. “Pound: The Prophetic Voice.” The Yale Review 75.3 (Spring 1986): 373-384 [in part, on Canto 16, Canto 47, and “Salutation”].
  8. Myers, Peter. “The Metre of Canto XLVII.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 11.1 (1982): 91-2.
  9. 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
  10. Rosenthal, M. L. “Pound at His Best: Canto 47 as a Model of Poetic Thought.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 6.3 (1977): 309-21. 
  11. Rudolph, Donna C. “Formulas for Paradise in Six Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 20.1-2 (1991): 129-40. Print. 
  12. Sicari, Stephen. “Reading Pound’s Politics: Ulysses As Fascist Hero.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 17.2/3 (Fall & Winter 1988): 145-168.
  13. Smith, P. H. and A. E. Durant. “Pound’s Metonymy: Revisiting canto 47.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 8.2 (1979): 327-33.



  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. The Forméd Trace. The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia UP, 1980. 70-4.
  2. Cookson, William. “‘Yet must thou sail after knowledge’ – Dione – ‘the gift of healing.’ – ‘the power over wild beasts.’” A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2009. 66-8.
  3. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: XLVII.” Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1535.
  4. Dekker, George. Sailing after Knowledge: the Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Routledge, 1963. 36-46. 
  5. Emery, Clark. Ideas Into Action. A Study of Pound's Cantos. Coral Gables: U. of Miami Press, 1958. 38-9. Hathi Trust
  6. Fang, Achilles. “Materials for the Study of Pound’s Cantos.” 4 vols. Diss. Harvard U, 1958. Vol I: 75-6.
  7. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos. A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 142-5. 
  8. Froula, Christine. “Canto XLVII.” A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems. New York: New Directions, 1983. 179-83.
  9. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto XLVII.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. 1262-3.
  10. Kearns, George. Pound. The Cantos. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989. 42.
  11. Liebregts, Peter. “Canto XLVII.” Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. 232-236.
  12. Malm, Mike. “Canto 47.” In Editing Economic History: Ezra Pound’s The Fifth Decad of Cantos. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. 81-3.
  13. Marsh, Alec. Money and Modernity. Pound, Williams and the Spirit of Jefferson. Tuscaloosa: The U of Alabama P, 1998. 
  14. 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. 220-3.
  15. Pearlman, Daniel D. The Barb of Time: On the Unity of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1969. 172-92. 
  16. Pound, Ezra. Posthumous Cantos. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Manchester: Carcanet, 2015. 37-41.
  17. Sicari, Stephen. Pound’s Epic Ambition: Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 57-66.
  18. Sieburth, Richard. Instigations: Ezra Pound and Remy de Gourmont. Cambridge Mass.: Harvard UP, 1978. 142-4.
  19. Sieburth, Richard. “Notes: Canto XLVII.” Ezra Pound New Selected Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions, 2010. 323.
  20. Stock, Noel. Reading the Cantos. A Study of Meaning in Ezra Pound. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966. 56-8.
  21. Surette, L. A Light from Eleusis. A Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1979. 64-5.
  22. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto XLVII.” In Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound.” Berkeley: U of California P., 1980. I: 184-6.
  23. Tryphonopoulos, Demetres. “The Katabasis after Gnosis in Canto 47.” The Celestial Tradition. A Study of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos. Waterloo ON: Wilfrid Laurier P, 1992. 142-51.



  1. Boynton, Owen.  “131. (Ezra Pound)” [on Canto 47]. Critical Provisions, October 30, 2016. Free online.
  2. Corey, Joshua. [untitled].  Cahiers de Corey, June 11, 2004.  In part, on a song for Adonis in Canto 47. Free online.
  3. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto XLVI.” Etching. 28 January 2014. Go to site.
  4. Pound, Ezra. Canto XLVII. Bilingual text in English and Hungarian.
  5. Sawyer, Richard. “Coition the Sacrament: the Odyssean Mysteries in Canto 47.” The Cantos Project, 14 May 2020. Read article
  6. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Cantos XLVI-XLVIIFree online.


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