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Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Massimo Bacigalupo


This exploration of the Italian background of The Cantos provides indispensable keys to an understanding of a major American epic. Bacigalupo follows Pound’s steps through Italian cities and landscapes, his contacts with writers from Dante to his contemporaries, his own writings in (and translations from) Italian, and his final introspective years between Rapallo and Venice—all of which is considered for the light it casts on his work. A new approach to Pound’s difficult poetry is thus offered, as well as the fascinating, dramatic and entertaining story of an American writer’s life-long concer ... More

Keywords: American Poetry, Literary criticism, Modernism, Italy, Translation, Literary biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979008
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimo Bacigalupo, author