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Annotated primary sources, chronological order

  1. Pound, Ezra. The Spirit of Romance. 1910. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions, 2005. 110-3. 
  2. Pound, Ezra. Provença. Boston: Small, Maynard, & Co. 1910. [Includes Sonnet: Chi è questa ?; Of Grace [Ballata Fragment, II]; To Our Lady of Vicarious Atonement (Ballata); Epilogue: To Guido Cavalcanti; Notes.] 
  3. Pound, Ezra. “I Gather the Limbs of Osiris III. [Guido Cavalcanti]” New Age X.7  (14 December 1911): 155-6. [Sonnets VII, XXXV and Ballate V, VII, IX.] Republished in P&P I: 47-8.
  4. Pound, Ezra. Canzoni. London: Elkin Matthews, 1911. [Material from Provença republished.]
  5. Cavalcanti, Guido. Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti. Translated by Ezra Pound. London: Stephen Swift, 1912. Free online. 
  6. Pound, Ezra. UmbraLondon: Elkin Matthews, 1920. [Selection from the Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti: I-III, V-VIII, XV, XXVI, XXXIII, XXXV, Madrigal, Ballate I, II-III, V-VII, XI-XIV.]
  7. Pound, Ezra. “The Text and Its Tradition” [1927]. Pound's Cavalcanti. Ed. David Anderson. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1983. 277-88.
  8. Pound, Ezra. “Medievalism and Medievalism (Guido Cavalcanti).” The Dial LXXXIV.3 (March 1928): 231-7. [Republished as “Medievalism” in Guido Cavalcanti Rime (1932), Make It New (1934) and Literary Essays (1954) as first section of “Cavalcanti.”]. Reprinted in original form in Ezra Pound Poetry and Prose. Contributions to Periodicals. Eds. Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz and James Longenbach. New York: Garland, 1991. V: 19-25. 
  9. Pound, Ezra. “Donna mi prega by Guido Cavalcanti with Traduction and Commentary by Ezra Pound: Followed by Notes and a Consideration of the Sonnet.” The Dial LXXXV.1 (July 1928): 1-20. [Republished in Guido Cavalcanti Rime (1932), Make It New (1934) and Literary Essays (1954) as second section of “Cavalcanti.”]. Reprinted in original form in Ezra Pound Poetry and Prose. Contributions to Periodicals. Eds. Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz and James Longenbach. New York: Garland, 1991. V: 32-49. The Cantos Project.
  10. Pound, Ezra. “Guido’s Relations.” The Dial LXXXVI.7 (July 1929): 559-68. [Republished in Make It New (1934) and Literary Essays (1954) as last section of “Cavalcanti.”]. Reprinted in Ezra Pound Poetry and Prose. Contributions to Periodicals. Eds. Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz and James Longenbach. New York: Garland, 1991. V: 164-73.
  11. Guido Cavalcanti RimeEdizione rappezzata tra le rovine. Ed. and trans. Ezra Pound. Genoa : Marsano, 1932. [Includes: “Medievalism”; “Donna mi prega” [English]; “Partial Explanation”; “The Canzone” [Italian text of Donna mi prega]; “The Other Dimension”; “The Vocabulary”; “The Canzone: further notes.”]
  12. Pound, Ezra. 1910-1934. “Cavalcanti.” Make It New. London: Faber, 1934.
  13. Pound, Ezra. Canto XXXVI. Harkness Hoot IV.4 (April 1934): 26-29.
  14. Pound, Ezra. Canto XXXVI. The Criterion XIV (1935): 204-207. 
  15. Tre Canzoni di Guido Cavalcanti. Ed. Olga Rudge. Quaderni dell’Accademia musicale Chigiana, no.19. Siena: Ticci, 1949.
  16. Pound, Ezra. “Cavalcanti Poems. Introduction dated 15 November 1910.” Translations. Introduction by Hugh Kenner. New York: New Directions, 1954. 17-143.
  17. Pound, Ezra. 1910-1934. “Cavalcanti” in Literary Essays of Ezra Pound. Ed. T. S. Eliot. London: Faber, 1954; New York: New Directions, 1968. 149-200. [Reprint of article in Make It New, 1934.]
  18. Pound, Ezra and Marcella Spann, eds. “Guido Cavalcanti (1250-1300).” Confucius to Cummings. An Anthology of Poetry. New York: New Directions, 1964. 91-96. 
  19. Cavalcanti, Guido. Ezra Pound’s Cavalcanti Poems. With a foreword by Pound, 1965. Milano: Scheiwiller, 1966. Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig in Verona, 1966. [A reprint of the Cavalcanti translations from Translations 1954, but without Italian texts. The volume concludes with essays from “Cavalcanti” (Literary Essays 1954): Medievalism; and The Other Dimension.]
  20. Pound, Ezra. Pound’s Cavalcanti. Ed. David Anderson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983. 
  21. Pound, Ezra. “Canto XXXVI.” In Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 344-63.
  22. Pound, Ezra. Cavalcanti: A Perspective on the Music of Ezra Pound, double volume with engraved music score, libretto, background, analysis, commentary.  Eds. Robert Hughes and Margaret Fisher. Emeryville CA: Second Evening Art, 2003.
  23. Pound, Ezra. Ego Scriptor Cantilenae. The Music of Ezra Pound. Robert Hughes, conductor. Nathan Rubin, violin. Audio CD. Other Minds, 2003.
  24. Pound, Ezra. Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: Library of America, 2003. 187-230; 575-88.


On Pound and Cavalcanti: Secondary sources


  1. Keller, David Michael. Ezra Pound and Guido CavalcantiThe Poetics of Translation. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974. 
  2. West, Simon James. “È tant’e dritta e simigliante cosa: Translating the Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti.” Diss. U of Melbourne, 2004 [includes an analysis of the English versions of Ezra Pound and Dante Gabriel Rossetti].



  1. Anderson, David. “Cavalcanti: Canzone to Fortune.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 12.1 (1983): 41-6.
  2. Anderson, David. “The Techniques of Critical Translation: Ezra Pound’s Guido Cavalcanti, 1912.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 8 (1979): 215-26. 
  3. Anderson, David. “Editor’s Introduction.” In Pound’s Cavalcanti. Ed. David Anderson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983. ix-xxx.
  4. Bush, Ronald. “La Filosofica Famiglia: Cavalcanti, Avicenna, and the ‘Form’ of Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos.” Textual Practice 24.4 (2010): 669-705. Print. Abstract.
  5. Colaneri, John. “Reflection of a Man: Guido Cavalcanti.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 1 (1972): 199-202. 
  6. Gugelberger, Georg M. “The Secularization of ‘Love’ to a Poetic Metaphor: Cavalcanti, Center of Pound’s Medievalism.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 2.2 (Fall 1973): 159-173.
  7. Makin, Peter. Rev. of Pound’s Cavalcanti: An Edition of the Translations, Notes, and Essays, ed. David Anderson; The China Cantos of Ezra Pound, by John Driscoll; Pound Revised, by Paul Smith; Ezra Pound: A Bibliography, by Donald Gallup; Ezra Pound: Purpose/Form/Meaning, by Marianne Korn. The Yearbook of English Studies 17 (1987): 347-350. First page
  8. Makin, Peter. “Pound’s ‘Provence’ and the Duecento.” Ezra Pound and the Troubadours: Selected Papers from the Ezra Pound Conference, Brantôme, France, 1995. Ed. Philip Grover. Gardonne: Fédérop, 2000. 91-110. 
  9. McMullan, Luke. “Counter-Philology: Ezra Pound as Translator of Provençal and Cavalcanti, 1917-1932.” Textual Practice 33.4 (Apr. 2019): 585-604.  Abstract.
  10. Morrison, Alastair. “Come Far Poteresti Un Sofismo?: Guido Cavalcanti and the Poundian Argument.” Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 39 (2012): 91-114.
  11. Oderman, Kevin. “‘Cavalcanti’: That the Body is Not Evil.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 11.2 (1982): 257-79.
  12. Preda, Roxana. “D. G. Rossetti and Ezra Pound as Translators of Cavalcanti: Poetic Choices and the Representation of Woman.” Translation and Literature 8.2 (1999): 217-234.
  13. Preda, Roxana. “The Broken Pieces of the Vessel: Pound and Cavalcanti.” Ezra Pound and Poetic Influence: The Official Proceedings of the 17th International Ezra Pound Conference. Ed. Helen May Dennis. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000. 39-54.
  14. Redman, Tim. Rev. of Pound’s Cavalcanti: An Edition of the Translations, Notes, and Essays by Ezra Pound, ed. David Anderson. Modern Philology 84.3 (February 1987): 340-343. First page.
  15. Sieburth, Richard. “Channeling Guido: Ezra Pound’s Cavalcanti Translations.” Guido Cavalcanti tra i suoi lettori. Ed. Maria Ardizzone. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2003. 263-292.
  16. Spoo, Robert. “Pound’s Cavalcanti and Cravens’ Carducci.” Paideuma 20.1-2 (Spring-Fall 1991): 77-88.
  17. Surette, Leon. “Cavalcanti & Pound’s Arcanum.” Ezra Pound and Europe. Eds. Richard Taylor and Claus Melchior. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993. 51-60.
  18. West, Simon. “Ezra Pound’s Cavalcanti: Fidelity and the Masculine Spirit.” Forum Italicum 39.2 (2005): 421-40. Print. Abstract.


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