Readings in the Cantos

Volume 1

Richard Parker

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ISBN: 9781942954408

Publication: January 31, 2018

Series: Clemson University Press

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This is a three-volume project of readings of individual sections from the central modernist long poem, The Cantos of Ezra Pound. The project as a whole represents a landmark publication for modernist studies, bringing together, in a ground-breaking format, a number of 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. Most importantly, each essay offers guidance to those wishing to understand the works while contributing to the creation of a new manner of reading The Cantos as a remarkably diverse but coherent work. This first volume illuminates the gestation of the Cantos-technique and includes essays on the most important Cantos and groups of Cantos from the Ur-Cantos (early, discarded versions of the beginning of Pound’s poem), A Draft of XVI Cantos (1924),A Draft of the Cantos 17–27 (1928), and Eleven New Cantos XXXI–XLI, also known as “Jefferson—Nuevo Mundo,” (1934).

Richard Parker teaches at Birkbeck College and the University of Surrey and writes on Ezra Pound and various modernisms. He is the editor of 'News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries' (Shearsman 2015).

Acknowledgements
Preface
Foreword
Chapter 1. The Ur Cantos (by Helen Carr)
Chapter 2. Canto 1 (by Catherine Paul)
Chapter 3. Canto 2 (by Peter Liebregts)
Chapter 4. Canto 4 (by Henry Mead)
Chapter 5. Canto 5 (by Caterina Ricciardi)
Chapter 6. Canto 7 (by Walter Baumann)
Chapter 7. Canto 8 (by Anderson Araujo)
Chapter 8. Canto 11 (by Ronald Bush)
Chapter 9. Canto 12 (by Aaron Jaffe)
Chapter 10. Canto 13 (by Alexander Howard)
Chapter 11. Cantos 14–15 (by Andrew Thacker)
Chapter 12. Canto 17 (by Sean Pryor)
Chapter 13. Cantos 18–19 (by Alec Marsh)
Chapter 14. Canto 20 (by Rika Mihalka)
Chapter 15. Canto 21 (by James Dowthwaite)
Chapter 16. Canto 25 (by John Gery)
Chapter 17. Canto 26 (by David Barnes)
Chapter 18. Canto 29 (by Alex Pestell)
Chapter 19. Canto 30 (by LeeAnn Derdeyn and Tim Redman)
Chapter 20. Canto 32 (by Eric White)
Chapter 21. Canto 35 (by Richard Parker)
Chapter 22. Canto 36 (by Mark Byron)
Chapter 23. Canto 37 (by Roxana Preda)
Index

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

256 Pages

ISBN: 9781942954408

Publication: January 31, 2018

Series: Clemson University Press

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