Selected cantos of Ezra Pound.


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Written between 1925 and 1960, and tapping into a huge variety of references, from economics and politics to classical literature and Chinese philosophy, the CANTOS--considered to be his best work--represent Pound's attempt to write a modern epic. The 117 poems that comprise the CANTOS are a passionate defense of the dignity and worth of common labor, and a denunciation of the greed and materialism that, according to Pound, undermine the quality of life. They also clarify his conviction that the past is always a part of ...

Selected Cantos of Ezra Pound 1988, New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780811201605

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