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James Still: A Life

Carol Boggess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Still was a twentieth century American writer of poetry, stories, children’s literature, and folklore. His most enduring work was the 1940 novel River of Earth. This literary biography tells ... More


Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Massimo Bacigalupo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

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 ... More


End to Torment?— E.P., H.D., and La Martinelli

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

H.D.’s memoir of Ezra Pound, End to Torment, written late in her life, was published posthumously with omissions and changes to the text for legal reasons. This chapter reconstructs the work’s ... More


Poet as Anthropologist—“European Paideuma”

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In 1939 Pound was planning a finale for The Cantos that would present religious elements. In the process he wrote a paper, “European Paideuma,” which remained unpublished because of the war. This ... More


“I wish he would explain his explanation”

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Pound occasionally provided explications of his Cantos and of his general view of them, rationalizing what was more like an intuitive process. This chapter surveys his general statements on the poem ... More


How to Read The Cantos—Rapallo

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Rapallo, near Genoa, is the town where Pound spent most of his life, 1924-1972. Its bay and the surrounding hills and hamlets are constantly presented in The Cantos, often allusively. By looking at ... More


Sant’Ambrogio in the Half-Light

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A personal account of Pound’s final years (1962-72) in Rapallo and of the crucial role his companion Olga Rudge played in his rehabilitation.


America vs. Italy in the Posthumous Cantos

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Posthumous Cantos is an edited selection of drafts of Cantos, 1917-1972, published in 2001. It contains notable passages and allows the reader to follow in brief the evolution of the great poem over ... More


City vs. Country—Venice

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Venice Pound, following the steps of Ruskin and James, found an enchanting city. Many passages in the poetry are concerned with topographical details, plangent memories of sites, people, events. ... More


Greeting the Returning Gods—Rome

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Pound’s fascination with the Middle Ages is exemplified by his dislike of Rome’s signature Baroque buildings and artworks, while he celebrates its medieval monuments. He also approved of the ... More


Nature, History, and Myth—Montale

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Eugenio Montale, the Italian poet and Nobel Prize recipient, frequently met Pound before World War II and wrote about him and his plight in the 1950s and 60s. The chapter establishes parallels ... More


“My Best Translator”—Izzo

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Carlo Izzo, an Italian scholar, saw a lot of Pound in the 1930s and corresponded with him extensively while translating Pound’s work. Their relation and correspondence casts new light on Pound’s ... More


“‘Ma’ Riess of Rapallo”—Laughlin

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The future publisher and poet James Laughlin visited Pound often in Rapallo. A little-known memoir of his visits with Pound is included in this chapter and casts new light on Ezra’s milieu, as well ... More


“Republican Correspondence”—The Italian Cantos 72 and 73

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Pound wrote and partially published two Cantos in Italian at the close of the war, 1944-45. He suppressed them during his lifetime because of their strenuous defence of Italian Fascism. They are ... More


The Pisan Cantos in Progress

Massimo Bacigalupo

in Ezra Pound, Italy, and the Cantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979008
eISBN:
9781789629675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979008.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An interpretation and survey of Pound’s most famous poem and its processes of composition.


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