CANTO XXX

 

 

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Interpreted in the widest possible terms, the lyric condemns only Judeo-Christian dualism, which undermines man’s reverence for natural process and causes him to pervert those beneficent and self-regulating operations which Artemis represents. Interpreted more narrowly  but no less symbolically  (and safely), the lyric rejects not all forms of pity and compassion, but only “cheap sentiment,” the false tolerance by the weak of others’ weakness, incompetence, mediocrity, and imprecision, none of which nature, cast in the form of unstinting Artemis, ever condones.  [...] One might thus conclude that Artemis’ violence represents nothing more lethal than a rigorous attitude toward life. 

Robert Casillo. The Genealogy of Demons.. Evanston Ill.: Northwestern UP, 1988. 111.

  

Cantos in periodicals

Three Cantos (Ur-Cantos)

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A Draft of XXX Cantos

A Draft of XVI Cantos

A Draft of the Cantos 17-27

Eleven New Cantos

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Cantos XXVIII-XXX

The Fifth Decad

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Cantos LII-LXXI

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