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  1. Blackmur, Richard. “An Adjunct to the Muses’ Diadem. A Note on E.P.” In Language as Gesture. New York: Columbia UP, 1952. 155-163. 
  2. Esh, Sylvan. “Sunset Flying: The Poetic Function in Pound’s Canto 17.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 27.2-3 (1998): 177-84. Print. 
  3. Harding, Jason. “The Myth of Venice and the Decline of Eliot and Pound.” Venice and the Cultural Imagination: ‘This Strange Dream upon the Water’. Eds. Michael O’Neill, Mark Sandy and Sarah Wootton. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012. 141-56.
  4. Nicholls, Peter. “Gold and Gloom in Ravenna: On a Line in Ezra Pound’s Cantos.” Modern Philology 119.4 (May 2022): 535-554. Abstract.
  5. Pryor, Sean. “Canto 17.” Readings in the Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2018. 155-64. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Scappettone, Jennifer. “Utopia Interrupted: Archipelago as Sociolyric Structure in ‘A Draft of XXX Cantos.’” PMLA 122.1 (January 2007): 105-123. 



  1. Albright, Daniel. “Early Canto I-XLI.” The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. 79.
  2. Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Annotazioni XVII.” Ezra Pound XXX Cantos. Parma: Ugo Guanda, 2012. 345.
  3. Bacigalupo, Massimo. The Forméd Trace. The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound. New York: Columbia UP, 1980. 37.
  4. Barnes, David. The Venice Myth: Culture, Literature, Politics, 1800 to the Present. London: Routledge, 2014. 117-36.
  5. Brooker, Peter. A Student’s Guide to The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. London: Faber, 1979. 263-266.
  6. Cookson, William. “Dionysus-Eleusis-Venice: i vitrei.” A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 2001. 29-30.
  7. Davenport, Guy. “The forest of marble.” In Cities on Hills. A Study of I-XXX of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Epping: Bowker, 1983. 194-99. 
  8. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: XVII.” Ezra Pound I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1512. 
  9. Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound. The Poet as Sculptor. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1964. 127-28.
  10. Flory, Wendy. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle. New Haven: Yale UP, 1980. 130-32.
  11. Froula, Christine. “Canto XVII.” In A Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems. New York: New Directions, 1983. 152-55.
  12. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Canto XVII.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. Eds. Manfred Pfister and Heinz Ickstadt. Zurich: Arche Literatur Verlag, 2013. 1222.
  13. Kayman, Martin A. The Modernism of Ezra Pound. The Science of Poetry. Houndmills: Palgrave, 1986. 123-26.
  14. Kenner, Hugh. The Pound Era. London: Faber, 1972. 419-20.
  15. Liebregts, Peter. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP 2004. 166-78.
  16. Makin, Peter. Pound’s Cantos. London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. 152-7.
  17. Miyake, Akiko. “Circe’s Island and the Philosopher’s Stones of Venice.” Cantos 14 through 17 and 25 through 26. Ezra Pound and the Mysteries of Love. A Plan for The Cantos. Durham and London: Duke UP, 1991. 129-150.
  18. Moody, David A. Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man & His Work. Volume II. The Epic Years 1921-1938. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014. 88-89.
  19. Nassar, Eugene Paul. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. The Lyric Mode. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1975. 37-9.
  20. Nicholls, Peter. Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing; A Study of ‘The Cantos’. London, 1984. 34-6.
  21. Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound and James Laughlin. Selected Letters. Ed. David M. Gordon. New Yorl: Norton, 1994. 261.
  22. Pryor, Sean. W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound and the Poetry of Paradise. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 69-75. 
  23. Ricciardi, Caterina. Eikones. Ezra Pound e il Rinascimento. Napoli: Liguori Editore, 1991. 231-45.
  24. Sherry, Vincent. Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Radical Modernism. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. 156-63.
  25. Sieburth, Richard. “Notes. Canto XVII.” Ezra Pound. New Selected Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions, 2010. 314-15. 
  26. Surette, Leon. A Light from Eleusis: Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979. 45-51.
  27. Tanner, Tony. “Ezra Pound: The White Forest of Marble.” In Venice Desired. Cambridge Mass.: Harvard UP, 1992. 303-10.
  28. Terrell Carroll F. “Canto XVII.” A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. 72-74.
  29. Tryphonopoulos, Demetres P. The Celestial Tradition: A Study of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos. Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 1992. 108-126.



  1. “Canto XVII.”A Canto a Day. Blog, 3 February 2009. Accessed 4 August 2018. Free online.
  2. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto XVII.” The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Etching series. 28 September 2012. Accessed 4 August 2018. Free online.
  3. Pound, Ezra. “Canto XVII.” [reading at An Angle, Recorded in Venice, ca. 1970 or 1971].
  4. Pound, Ezra. “Canto XVII.” [reading at The Harvard Vocarium Readings, Recorded in Cambridge, Mass., May 17, 1939]. PENNSOUND.
  5. Prynne, J.H. “Reading Ezra Pound: Seven.” PDF created 20 August 2007. Last modified April 2006. Gonville & Caius University of Cambridge. Free online. 
  6. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto XVII – Toward “A Draft of Cantos 17-27.” Free online


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