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Isplays some of his finest and most affecting writing marking an elegaic turn to the personal while synthesizing the philosophical and economic political themes of his previous cantos They are now being published for the first time as a separate paperback in a fully annotated edition prepared by Richard Sieburth who also contributes a thoroughgoing introduction making Pound's master work fully accessible to students and general reader. I am not going to rate this book because I feel unualified to give it a rating not because it is a classic but beca

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The Pisan Cantos

S modernist epic The Cantos themselves conceived as a Divine Comedy for our time The Pisan Cantos were published in 1948 by New Directions and in the following year were awarded the Bollingen Prize for poetry by the Library of Congress The honor came amid violent controversy for the dark cloud of treason still hung over Pound incarcerated in St Elizabeths Hospital for the Criminally Insane Yet there is no doubt that The Pisan Cantos d. I wanted to simultaneously rate this book 1 star and 5 stars Though the poem is at its heart a narrative about deep

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Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos was written in 1945 while the poet was being held in an American military detention center near Pisa Italy as a result of his pro Fascist wartime broadcasts to America on Radio Rome Imprisoned for some weeks in a wire cage open to the elements Pound suffered a nervous collapse from the physical and emotional strain Out of the agony of his own inferno came the eleven cantos that became the sixth book of hi. Perhaps the most insightful view of the malaise which overtook the world in the first half of the 20th century Poun


10 thoughts on “The Pisan Cantos

  1. says:

    Has a exasperating book of poetry ever been written? Unlike the Pound in his earlier Cantos Ez gets his head out of his political ass most probably because Ben and la Clara have been hung Ezra's political calculation have proven to be as astute as his nostalgic craving for state financing so we all may be rid of

  2. says:

    The 5 stars is for the meticulous and informed edition including detailed notes and commentary As to the content I find poetry difficult and often tedious and this text was particularly difficult I can't say I understood much of it Obviously it reuires far time and effort than I have at present

  3. says:

    Perhaps the most insightful view of the malaise which overtook the world in the first half of the 20th century Pound's attempt to liken Europe after WWI and during WWII as a hell like Dante's Inferno creates an intensity and a viewpoint which has not been matched in the last 60 years

  4. says:

    The only reason I decided to dock a star from this book is because of how bloody difficult it wasPound continues to both fa

  5. says:

    I wanted to simultaneously rate this book 1 star and 5 stars Though the poem is at its heart a narrative about deep personal crisis it reuires too much from its reader On both the biographical and allusionistic not a word whatever planes the poem is incredibly obliue If you're willing to give up the time or in

  6. says:

    'yet say this to the Possum a bang not a whimper with a bang not with a whimper To build the city of Dioce whose terraces are the colour of st

  7. says:

    Would like to give two extra stars if possible for reading Sam Schild's used copy which is filled with good notes and has many of the ideograms filled out to resemble funny faces in hats

  8. says:

    ATTN Lieutenant Colonel John L Steele7103rd Disciplinary Training CompanyUnited States Army Metato ItalyJune 15 1945Re Ezra Weston Loomis Pound After a thorough examination of Ezra Weston Loomis Pound’s mental state it

  9. says:

    I am not going to rate this book because I feel unualified to give it a rating not because it is a classic but because I feel that my opinion of it as an experience and as a poem are not closely tied and the second largely unformedAs a reading experience The Pisan Cantos were on the whole extremely difficult and rather unpleasant I found the Notes section of this edition to be necessary and frustrating The poem

  10. says:

    O lynx to review the words of a madmanEven one who is brilliant?αδύνατο

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