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  1. Cè, Massimo. “Translating the Odyssey: Andreas Divus, Old English, and Ezra Pound’s Canto 1. The Classics in Modernist Translation. Eds. Miranda Hickman and Lynn Kozak. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. 33-44.
  2. D’Epiro, Peter. “Italian translation of Canto I by Ezra Pound.” Journal of Italian Translation 9.1/2 (Spring & Fall 2014): 88-95 [headnote on 88-91, facing-page translation on 92-95]. Free online
  3. Dembo, L. S. “Fac Deum.” In Conceptions of Reality in Modern American Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. 151-82.
  4. Fournier, Michael. “A Note on the Ell-Square Pitkin.” Paideuma 14.2-3 (1985): 289-290. 
  5. Foster, John L. “Pound’s Revision of Cantos I-III.” Modern Philology 63.3 (1966): 236-245. Go to article.
  6. Gelpi, Albert. “The Map for the Periplum: Canto 1 as Archetypal Schema.” American Poetry 1.2 (1984): 49-59. 
  7. Glenn, E. M. “A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Cantos (I-IV).” The Analyst I (March 1953): 1-7.
  8. Glenn, E. M. “A Guide to CANTO I of Ezra Pound (Revised and Enlarged).” The Analyst 8 (June 1955): 1-10.
  9. Glenn, Edgar M. “Serendipitous Aphrodite in Ezra Pound’s Canto I.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 27.2-3 (1998): 9-49. 
  10. Kahane, Ahuvia. “Blood for Ghosts? Homer, Ezra Pound, and Julius Africanus.” New Literary History 30.4 (Autumn 1999): 815-836. Free online.

  11. Karachalios, Evan R. “Sacrifice and Selectivity in Ezra Pound’s First Canto.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 24.1 (1995): 95-106.  
  12. Li, Victor. “The Rhetoric of Presence: Reading Pound’s Cantos I to III.” English Studies in Canada 14.3 (Sept. 1988): 296-309.
  13. McMahon, Robert. “Homer/Pound's Odysseus and Virgil/Dante’s Ulysses: Pound’s First Canto and the Commedia.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 16.3 (1987): 67-75. 
  14. Moody, David A. “Cantos I and III.” Agenda 21.1 (1979-1980): 65-79.
  15. O'Hear, Anthony. “Listening to the Dead.” The Fortnightly Review, February 3, 2010. Free online.
  16. Paul, Catherine. “Canto I.” Readings in The Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2018. 10-32.
  17. Riikonen, Hannu K. “Andreas Divus, Ezra Pound and the fate of Elpenor.” Interlitteraria VII (2008): 138-147.
  18. Shen, Fan A. “Yijing and Pound's Cantos (1 & 2).” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 23.2-3 (1994): 45-70. 
  19. Sicari, Stephen. “Reading Pound’s Politics: Ulysses as Fascist Hero.” Paideuma 17.2-3 (Fall-Winter 1988): 145-168. Read article
  20. Varsos, George. “Ezra Pound on Translation: Out of Homer: Greek in Pound’s Cantos.” The Classics in Modernist Translation. Eds. Miranda Hickman and Lynn Kozak. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. 21-32.
  21.  Whitaker, Richard. “The Figure of Odysseus in Ezra Pound’s ‘Cantos.’” English Studies in Africa 33: (1990): 37-48.



  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Annotazioni I.” Ezra Pound XXX Cantos. Parma: Ugo Guanda, 2012. 337.
  2. Baumann, Walter. “Circe.” The Rose in the Steel Dust. Bern: Franke, 1967. 58-60.
  3. Brooker, Peter. “Canto I.” A Student’s Guide to the Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. London: Faber 1979. 237-40. 
  4. Childs, J. S. Modernist Form. Pound’s Style in the Early Cantos. Susquehanna University Press. 1986. 28-32; 44-6.
  5. Cookson, William. “I. Nekuia.” In A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2001. 1-5. 
  6. Culligan Flack, Leah. Modernism and Homer. The Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 25-58. 
  7. Davenport, Guy. “Periplus.” Cities on Hills: Study 1-30 of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1984. 105-10.
  8. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: I.” Ezra Pound I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1505.
  9. Dennis, Helen. “Canto One.” In  A New Approach to the Poetry of Ezra Pound Through the Medieval Provençal Aspect. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Pres, 1996. 330-336.
  10. Froula, Christine. A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems. New York: New Directions, 1983. 128-132.
  11. Gelpi, Albert. [Canto I]. A Coherent Splendour. The American Poetic Renaissance 1910-1950. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987. 188-189.
  12. Kern, Robert. “Modernizing Orientalism/Orientalizing Modernism: Ezra Pound, Chinese Translation, and English-as-Chinese.” Orientalism, Modernism, and the American Poem. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996. 155-220. [194-6]
  13. Ickstadt, Heinz und Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto I.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. Eds. Manfred Pfister and Heinz Ickstadt. Zurich: Arche Literatur Verlag, 2013. 1191-93.
  14. Rainey, Lawrence Scott, ed. Modernism. An Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. 62-63. 
  15. Sicari, Stephen. Pound’s Epic Ambition. Dante and the Modern World. New York: SUNY Press, 1991. 21-24.
  16. Sieburth, Richard. “Notes. Canto I.” Ezra Pound. New Selected Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions, 2010. 304-5. 
  17. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto I.” A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. 1-4.
  18. Thurston, Michael. The Underworld in Twentieth Century Poetry. London: Palgrave, 2009. 29-34. 
  19. Ullyot, Jonathan. "Odysseus among the Dead. Primitive Homer." Ezra Pound and his Classical Sources: The Cantos and the Primal Matter of Troy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. 49-87. Chapter extracts
  20. Webster, Chris. Study Notes Selected Poems Ezra Pound. Third Edition. 2021. Contents: Introduction; Biography; Portrait d'une femme; The Seafarer; The Garden; Salutation; Salutation the Second; Commission; The Bath Tub; In a Station of the Metro; The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter; Lament of the Frontier Guard; The City of Choan; Hugh Mauberley (parts IV and V); Canto I; Canto CXVI; Themes; Style; Pound's Advice to Poets; Examination Questions; Write Your Own Canto; Georgian Poetry; Haiku. "These study notes cover a selection of Ezra Pound's Selected Poems(see contents). They are suitable for any syllabus at advanced level, particularly A-level English Literature syllabuses. They include a biography, questions on the poems, commentaries, sample examination questions, short essays on themes and styles, as well as several extras. The text of all the set poems is included. The third edition includes more examination questions and an essay on Intertextuality."



  1. “Canto I.” A Canto a Day. Blog, 14 January 2009. Accessed 4 August 2018. Free online. 
  2. “On Canto I.” Modern American Poetry. Eds. Cary Nelson and B. Brinkman.  MAPS on Canto I.
  3. Bressan, Eloisa. “Canto I.” Il Vortice Greco-Provenzale nell’inferno de I Cantos. MA Thesis. U di Padova, 2012. 33-58. Free online
  4. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto I.” The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Etching series. 9 September 2012. Accessed 4 August 2018. Free online
  5. Pound, Ezra. “Canto I.” Poetry Foundation. Free online.
  6. Pound, Ezra. Canto I. Don Yorty Blog. [Pound’s reading of Canto I with commentary.] Free online
  7. Sellar, Gordon. “Ezra Poundings - The Reboot.” Blog, 14 February 2012. Free online.
  8. Sellar Gordon. “Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Canto I.” Blog, 21 February 2012. Free online.


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