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  1. Heffernan, T. C. City of Universals: Siena in the Cantos of Ezra Pound. Thesis. Manchester University, 1963.



  1. Blanton, C. D. “Ezra Pound’s Effective Demand: Keynes, Causality, and The Cantos.” Ezra Pound in the Present. Essays on Pound’s Contemporaneity. Eds. Paul Stasi and Josephine Park. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. 201-31.
  2. Drummond, John. “The Italian Background to The Cantos.” Ezra Pound. Ed. Peter Russell. London: 1950.
  3. Gery, John. “Cantos 42-44.” Readings in the Cantos. Ed. Richard Parker. Vol.2. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2022. 9-26.
  4. Hatcher, Leslie and Hugh Witemeyer. “Lord Palmerston as Factive Hero in The Cantos.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 25.1-2 (1996): 225-33.
  5. Kimpel, Ben and T. C. Duncan Eaves. “Sources of Cantos XLII and XLIII.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 6.3 (1977): 333-58.
  6. Kimpel, Ben and T. C. Duncan Eaves. “The Sources of the Leopoldine Cantos.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 7.1-2 (1978): 249-77.
  7. Kimpel, Ben and T. C. Duncan Eaves. “Pound’s Use of Sienese Manuscripts for Cantos XLII and XLIII.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship 8.3 (1979): 81-93. 
  8. Ricciardi, Caterina. “Archives.” Ezra Pound in Context. Ed. Ira Nadel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 148-58.
  9. Winterhalter, Teresa. “Eyeless in Siena, or Ezra Pound’s Vision Through History.” Paideuma 21.3 (Winter 1992): 109-122. 



  1. Carpenter, Humphrey. A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. 546.
  2. Cookson, William. A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Anvil, 1985. 61-3. 
  3. De Rachewiltz, Mary and Maria Ardizzone. “Commento: XLV.” Ezra Pound. I Cantos. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. [Bilingual English-Italian edition]. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. 1532-33.
  4. Fang, Achilles. “Materials for the Study of Pound’s Cantos.” 4 vols. Diss. Harvard U, 1958. Vol I: 68-74.
  5. Furia, Philip. “Sienese Bank Charters.” In Pound’s Cantos Declassified. University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1984. 65-74.
  6. Fusi, Valerio. “Appendice fotografica. Pound e L’Archivio di Stato di Siena.” In Ezra Pound. The Fifth Decad of Cantos. La Quinta decade dei Cantos. Trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2006. 125-31.
  7. Ickstadt, Heinz and Eva Hesse. “Anmerkungen und Kommentar: Siena und die Leopoldinischen Reformen.” Ezra Pound. Die Cantos. Tr. by Eva Hesse and Manfred Pfister. 1256-9.
  8. Kearns, George. Guide to Ezra Pound’s Selected Cantos. New Brunswick: Rutgers, 1980. 102-20.
  9. Liebregts, Peter. Ezra Pound and Neoplatonism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2004. Section: 228-236.
  10. Makin, Peter. “Cantos XLII and XLIII: The Bank in Siena.” Pound’s Cantos. London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. 198-202.
  11. Malm, Mike W. “Siena”; “Cantos 42-44.” In Editing Economic History. Ezra Pound’s The Fifth Decad of Cantos. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. 58-61; 75-9. 
  12. Marsh, Alec. “The Monte dei Paschi: Institutional Fertility Cult.” In Money and Modernity. Pound, Williams and the Spirit of Jefferson. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama Press, 1998.
  13. Moody, David A. “‘The Fifth Decad’: Against Usura.” Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. II: The Epic Years 1921-1939. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 212-16. 
  14. Mordini, Maura. “Appendice: Pound e l’Archivio di Stato di Siena. Note sulla storia del Monte dei Paschi.” In Ezra Pound. The Fifth Decad of Cantos. La Quinta decade dei Cantos. Trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2006. 119-123.
  15. Pearlman, Daniel. The Barb of Time. On the Unity of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. New York: Oxford UP, 1969. 167-210.
  16. Preda, Roxana. “The Bank as Figure: an Archeology of the Historical Discourse in The Cantos.” In Ezra Pound’s (Post)modern Poetics and Politics: Logocentrism, Language, and Truth. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. 249-67.
  17. Stock, Noel. Reading the Cantos. A Study of Meaning in Ezra Pound. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966. 42-3. 
  18. Surette, Leon. A Light from Eleusis. A Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos. Oxford: Clarendon Press: 1979. 142-3.
  19. Taylor, Richard. “Editing the Variorum Cantos: Process and Policy.” Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship31.1-3 (2002): 311-34
  20. Terrell, Carroll F.  “Cantos XLII-XLV.” A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: California UP, 1993. 170-9.



  1. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto XLII.” Etching. 22 February 2013. Go to site
  2. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto XLIII.” Etching, 18 April 2013. Go to site.
  3. Guidi, Paolo. “Canto XLIV.” Etching. 10 October 2013. Go to site.
  4. Sellar, Gordon. “Cantos XLII-XLV.” Part 32 of 55 in the series Blogging Ezra Pound’s The Cantos., 15 September 2012. Free online.


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