For this edition of one of the great landmarks in 20th-century poetry two previously uncollected cantos have been added, and some passages from other cantos, omitted from earlier printings, restored to the text. The additional cantos, numbered LXXII and LXXIII, were written by Ezra Pound in Italian, during the collapse of Italy at the end of the ...
For this edition of one of the great landmarks in 20th-century poetry two previously uncollected cantos have been added, and some passages from other cantos, omitted from earlier printings, restored to the text. The additional cantos, numbered LXXII and LXXIII, were written by Ezra Pound in Italian, during the collapse of Italy at the end of the World War II. They belong in the sequence between the John Adams and the Pisan cantos.
Fair. New York, 1948; black cloth covered boards with dust jacket; minor shelf wear; dust jacket has edge wear and some tearing, toning/fading, and rubbing; dust jacket in protective Brodart-like cover; marking on free front endpaper; slight markings on free rear endpaper; some toning on endpapers; Interior clean and unmarked; 8vo, 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; irregularly paginated.
Fair/Fair. Moderate soiling present on page edges. Clean text. Moderate to heavy wear & tear present on covers & spine. Fair condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has moderate to heavy edge wear, creasing, rubbing, chipping. (Y55)
Good (No Dust Jacket) 8vo, 118 pp. Includes I-LXXI and Pisan Cantos. Spine cocked and bumped at head and heel with title lettering rubbed, corners of boards rubbed and bumped, page edges tanned, discoloration to endpapers, previous owner name. Text unmarked.
Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 5¾"-6¾" Tall. This is a Good Copy of this book in publisher's black cloth with gilt title lettering to spine. No Dust-Jacket. This copy has a water stain mark to the edge of spine of the book. There are NO previous ownership inscriptions present. The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is no leaning ro rolling to spine.8vo 576pp First Edition 2nd Impression.
Fair. Book "LXXXIV" (84) Cantos, each section paginated separately. Bkstore labelverso back cover. Internally clean, solid. A. Genthe portrait frontis. fair, no dj, silver-stamped black cloth, spine worn & torn various.
Ezra Pound's masterpiece still rings with grandeur almost a century after the early episodes were written. A high-modernist poet like his friend T.S. Elliot, Pound has a brighter outlook and a higher opinion of humanity, so his work is less dark and depressing. Pound believed poetry should be complicated and dense, requiring serious intellectual effort to understand. Though the allusions contained are so complex, abstract and disconnected as to render the Cantos practically meaningless to the casual reader, his language and imagery are as magnificent as any in the American Cannon. Highly recommended.
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