This volume features more than a dozen voices resounding with Ezra Pound's and singing his legacy.
This book brings together critical readings of The Cantos by the world’s leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive "reading" that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work.
A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur addresses the formidable interpretive challenges his most far-reaching prose tract presents to the reader. Providing page-by-page glosses on key terms and passages, the Companion also situates Pound's allusions and references in relation to other texts in his vast body of work, especially The Cantos.
By bringing Italian primary sources and new approaches to the cultural project of Mussolini’s regime to bear on Pound’s prose work, Fascist Directive shows how Pound’s modernism changed as a result of involvement in Italian politics and culture. At the same time, it uses the familiar figure of Pound to provide an entry for scholars of Anglo-American modernism into the diverse and complex realm of Italian modernism.