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  2. Farahbakhsh, Alireza and Zeinab Heidary Moghaddam. Dominant Themes in Ezra Pound’s 1930s and 1940s Cantos (Cantos XXXI-LXXXIV). Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. 
  3. Lobo, Julius. “Documentary Poetry and American Modernism from the DePion to World War 2.”  Diss. The Pennsylvania State U, 2011 [2. Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky’s Documentary Histories of the United States in the Eleven New Cantos and “A”-8, 46-80].  Free online
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  1. Barker, G. “Mr. Pound’s New Cantos.” Criterion 14 (July 1935) 649-651. In Ezra Pound. (The Critical Heritage). Ed. Eric Homberger. Abingdon: Routledge, 1972. 297-299.
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  4. 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. 
  5. Lauber, John. “Pound’s Cantos: A Fascist Epic.” American Studies 12.1 (April 1978): 3-21.
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  1. Adams, Stephen J. “The Cantos: Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI.” The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia. Eds. D. Tryphonopoulos and Stephen J. Adams. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 2005. 30-33.
  2. Alexander, Michael. “Cantos 18-71.” The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound. London: Faber, 1979. 170-77.
  3. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “‘Absolute Timeliness.’ The Case of the Middle Cantos.” In Forméd Trace. The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia UP, 1980. 52-100.
  4. Cookson, William. “Cantos XXXI-XLI.” A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2009. 47-59.
  5. Coyle, Michael. “Epic Inclusiveness and the Innovations of Eleven New Cantos.Ezra Pound, Popular Genres and the Discourse of Culture. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1995. 79-120.
  6. Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound. The Poet as Sculptor. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1964. 135-153.
  7. Davis, Earle. Vision Fugitive: Ezra Pound and Economics. Lawrence KS.: The UP of Kansas, 1968. 69-93.
  8. Dekker, George. Sailing after Knowledge. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Routledge, 1963. 171-2.
  9. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. [Section: 139-142.]
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  12. Liebregts, Peter. “Cantos XXXI-XLVI.” Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. 200-228.
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  17. Read, Forrest. ’76: One World and the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981. 198-226.
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  20. Ten Eyck, David. “Pound’s Documentary Poetics in Eleven New Cantos and Fifth Decad of Cantos.” Ezra Pound’s Adams Cantos. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. 51-54.
  21. Sicari, Stephen. “Eleven New Cantos.”  Pound’s Epic Ambition. Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 82-97. 
  22. Trotter, David. “Form-Sense and Dictator Sense.” The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American English and Irish Poetry. London: Macmillan, 1984. 82-103.
  23. 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. 
  24. Wilhelm, J. J. Ezra Pound The Tragic Years. 1925-1972. University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1994. 97-102.



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