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  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Starting from China: A New Translation of The Cantos.” Europe Facing Inter-Asian Cultural, Literary, Historical and Political Situations. Ed. Lina Unali and Elisabetta Marino. Rome: UniversItalia, 2014. 17-32.
  2. Fridman, Eric. “Sources of Canto XIII.” Paideuma 10.2 (Fall 1981): 435.
  3. Howard, Alexander. “Canto 13.” Readings in The Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2018. 135-44.
  4. Qian, Zhaoming “Ezra Pound and His First Chinese Contact for and Against Confucianism.” Paideuma: Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry 35.1-2 (2006): 157-77. 
  5. Rosenthal, Marilyn. “The Impact of Confucius on Ezra Pound’s ‘Canto XIII’: An Explication De Texte.” Chinese Culture: A Quarterly Review 18 (1977): 41-8. 
  6. Su, Kent. “Confucius at the ‘Apricot Altar’ in Ezra Pound’s Canto XIII.”  Notes and Queries, 18 January 2020. Abstract.
  7. Yueh-nung, Tseng. “On Ezra Pound’s Canto XIII.” Chinese Culture: A Quarterly Review 2 (1959): 1-3.



  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Annotazioni XIII.” Ezra Pound XXX Cantos. Parma: Ugo Guanda, 2012. 344.
  2. Brooker, Peter. “Canto XIII.” A Student’s Guide to the Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. London: Faber 1979. 257-59.
  3. Bush, Ron. The Genesis of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1976. 250-51.
  4. Cheadle, Mary Paterson. Ezra Pound’s Confucian Translations. Ann Arbor: Michigan UP, 1997. 19-22.
  5. Cookson, William. “Confucius.” A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2001. 26.
  6. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: XIII.” Ezra Pound I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1511.
  7. Fang, Achilles. “Materials for the Study of Pound’s Cantos.” 4 vols. Diss. Harvard U, 1958. Vol I: 34-6.
  8. Froula, Christine. A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems. New York: New Directions, 1983. 148-50.
  9. Furia, Philip. Pound’s Cantos Declassified.  University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1984. 32-33.
  10. Gelpi, Albert. [Canto XIII]. A Coherent Splendour. The American Poetic Renaissance 1910-1950. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987. 201-204.
  11. Ickstadt, Heinz und Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto XIII.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. Eds. Manfred Pfister and Heinz Ickstadt. Zurich: Arche Literatur Verlag, 2013. 1218-19.
  12. Kearns, George. Ezra Pound. The Cantos. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989. 58-59.
  13. Kearns, George. Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Cantos. New Brunswick: Rutgers, UP, 1980. 55-61.
  14. Kenner, Hugh. The Pound Era. Berkeley: California UP, 1971. 445-447.
  15. Knapp, James F. Ezra Pound. Boston: Twayne, 1979. 128-29.
  16. Lan, Fen. Ezra Pound and Confucianism: Remaking Humanism in the Face of Modernity. Toronto: Toronto UP, 2005. 93-109.
  17. Qian, Zhaoming. Ezra Pound’s Chinese Friends. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008.
  18. Qian, Zhaoming. The Modernist Response to Chinese Art: Pound, Moore, Stevens.  Charlottesville: Virginia UP, 2003. 59-61.
  19. Palandri Jung, Angela. “Homage to a Confucian Poet.” Paideuma 3.3 (Winter 1974): 301-311.
  20. Sieburth, Richard. “Notes. Canto XIII.” Ezra Pound. New Selected Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions, 2010. 311-12.
  21. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto XIII.” A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: California UP, 1993. 60-64.
  22. Wilhelm, J. J. Ezra Pound in London and Paris 1908-1925. University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1990. 351.
  23. Yao, Steven G. Translation and the Language of Modernism: Gender, Politics, Language. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 159-61.



  1. “Canto XIII.”A Canto a Day. Blog, 2 February 2009. Accessed 4 August 2018. Free online.
  2. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto XIII.” The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Etching series. 23 September 2012. Accessed 4 August 2018. Free online.
  3. Sellar, Gordon. “Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto XII-XIII.”, 24 April 2012. Web. Free online.


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