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  1. Albright, Daniel. Early Cantos I-XLI. The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound. ed. Ira B. Nadel. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999. 59-91. Free online.
  2. Casillo, R. “Nature, History, and Anti-Nature in Ezra Pound’s Fascism.” Papers on Language & Literature 22.3 (1986), 284-311.
  3. Casillo, R. “Plastic Demons: The Scapegoating Process in Ezra Pound.” Criticism 26.4 (1984): 374-75.
  4. Dembo, L. S. “Fac Deum.” In Conceptions of Reality in Modern American Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. 151-82.
  5. Fender, Stephen. “Ezra Pound and the Words off the Page: Historical Allusions in Some American Long Poems.” The Yearbook of English Studies 8 (1978): 95-108. 
  6. Georges, Emilie. “Ezra Pound’s Representations of Sexual Intercourse and the Female Genitalia in The Cantos.” Miranda. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone / multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal on the English-speaking world 21 (2020). Free online and here.
  7. Hatcher, Leslie. “‘Circe’s This Craft’: The Active Female Principle in The Cantos.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 24 (1995): 83–94.
  8. Kempton, Daniel.  “The Question of ‘Allusiveness’ and Canto 39.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, Published online: 02 May 2017, 1-6. First page.
  9. Pearlman, Daniel, D. The Barb of Time. On the Unity of Pound’s Cantos. New York: Oxford UP, 1969. 161-5.
  10. Read, Forrest. “A Man of No Fortune.” Motive and Method in the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Ed. Lewis Leary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1954. 101-123. Free online.
  11. Sicari, Stephen. “Reading Pound’s Politics: Ulysses as Fascist Hero.” Paideuma 17.2-3 (Fall-Winter 1988): 145-168. Read article.
  12. Surette, Leon. “A Light from Eleusis. Some Thoughts on Pound’s ‘Nekuia.’” Paideuma 3.2 (Fall 1974): 191-216. 
  13. Thaniel, George. “‘Thrush’ and the Poetry of Ezra Pound.” Comparative Literature Studies 11.4 (December 1974): 326-36.



  1. Baumann, Walter. “Circe.” The Rose in the Steel Dust. An Examination of The Cantos of Ezra Pound
  2. Cookson, William. “Circe.” A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2009. 54-6. 
  3. Davidson, Peter. Ezra Pound and Roman Poetry: A Preliminary Survey.  Brill | Rodopi (1714), 1995. 17-28, 63, 142, 148, 151.
  4. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: XXXIX.” Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1527.
  5. Fang, Achilles. “Materials for the Study of Pound’s Cantos.” 4 vols. Diss. Harvard U, 1958. Vol I: 59-60. 
  6. Fender, Stephen. The American Long Poem. An Annotated Selection. London: Edward Arnold, 1977. 143-8.
  7. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto XXXIX.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. 1252-53.
  8. Marsh, Alec. Money and Modernity. Pound, Williams and the Spirit of Jefferson. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 1998. 115-7.
  9. Moody, David. Ezra Pound: Poet. Vol. II: The Epic Years 1921-1939. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014. 175-6. 
  10. Liebregts, P. Th. M. G. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004. 170, 224-225, 234.
  11. Pryor, Sean. W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound and the Poetry of Paradise. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 136-42.
  12. Sicari, Stephen. Pound's Epic Ambition: Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 51-4.
  13. Surette, Leon. A Light From Eleusis. A Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979.
  14. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto XXXIX.” A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: California UP, 1993. 160-2.



  1. “Canto XXXIX.” A Canto a Day. Blog, 10 April 2009. Free online
  2. Cesereanu, Ruxandra. Ezra Pound. Canto xxxix. Ezra Pound Literatura Comparata [Romanian]. YouTube. Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IV.
  3. Pound, Ezra. “Canto XXXIX.” Babelmatrix. Babel Web Anthology. [English-Hungarian]. Free online
  4. Pound, Ezra. “Canto XXXIX.” [Spanish-English]. Free online.
  5. Ruffeisen, Courtney. Lions and Panthers and Leopards, Oh, My!: A Close Reading of Canto 39 within the framework of The Cantos Project.” 28th Ezra Pound International Conference. Presented June 27, 2019. Salamanca, Spain. Free online.
  6. Sawyer, Richard. “I Am Hathor. The Beast Fables Excised from Canto 39.” The Cantos Project, 6 February 2020. Free online.
  7. Sawyer, Richard. “The Golden Tiger Mysteries in Canto 21 & the Fire-Kindling Rite in Canto 39.” The Cantos Project, 16 February 2020. Free online.
  8. Sellar, Gordon. “Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Cantos XXXVII-XXXIX.”, 31 August 2012.Go to site.
  9. Silver, Sheila. Canto. [setting of canto XXXIX]. Baritone and Chamber Ensemble. Mode Records, 1 April 1979. Free online.


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