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Posthumous Cantos

Ezra Pound

Edited by Massimo Bacigalupo

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RRP: GBP£ 14.99
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ISBN: 978 1 784101 21 3
Categories: 20th Century, American, British, Italian, Translation
Imprint: FyfieldBooks
Published: January 2015
192 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF)
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  • Yet from my tomb such flame of love arise
    That whoso passes shall be warmed thereby;
    let stray cats curl there
    where no tomb stone is
    and girls’ eyes sparkle at the unmarked spot
    let rancours die
    and a slow drowse of peace pervade who passes.
    Ezra Pound’s Posthumous Cantos collects unpublished pages of his great poem, drawn from manuscripts held in the archive at Yale’s Beinecke Library and elsewhere. They are assembled by Pound’s Italian translator, the critic and scholar Massimo Bacigalupo, into a companion book to the Cantos, running from 1917 to 1972 and including the Cantos he wrote in Italian in 1944-5. An Italian edition was published in 2002 and revised in 2012. This is the first English edition of a crucial part of the Pound canon. Posthumous Cantos is arranged to reflect the eight phases of the Cantos’ composition. Pound’s writing suffered the consequences of the turbulent history of his century. World War I left the cultural world he came to Europe for in ruins; and the aftermath of the World War II in which he took a contrary side, made his work, like his life, discontinuous, a sequence of brilliant moments and profound ruptures.
    Massimo Bacigalupo
    Massimo Bacigalupo is an experimental filmmaker, scholar, translator and literary critic. Since 1990, he has been Professor of American Literature at the University of Genoa. ... read more
    'The previously unpublished pages of an epic masterpiece offer fresh insights into its creation'
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