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LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX
XC
XCI XCII XCIII  XCIV XCV

 

When Mary went to the hospital [St. Elizabeths], she immediately saw a man “hit by history full blast.” Though Pound had persevered, the man she had known as a beloved father and teacher no longer existed. He wandered on psychiatric wards amid the disheartening chaos of disheveled minds. He spoke to ramshackle disciples on guarded lawns; he doled out pennies from a meager purse.

Carol Schloss. Preface. Let the Wind Speak: Mary de Rachewiltz and Ezra Pound. Philadelphia, U. of Pennsylvania P, 2023. xi-xii.

 

“The title is: SECTION; ROCK DRILL which applies specifically to 85/89. The Paradiso proper starting with 90. However, the reader will have to find THAT out for himself.”

Ezra Pound to Mary de Rachewiltz, 23 November 1954.  Taylor, 195.

Cantos in periodicals

The Pisan Cantos

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Rock Drill: LXXXV-XCV

Thrones XCVI-CIX

A Draft of XXX Cantos

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Eleven New Cantos

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The Fifth Decad

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Cantos LII-LXXI

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