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A guide to the cantos of Ezra Pound

Author: William Cookson
Publisher: London : Anvil Press Poetry, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"In this guide to one of the most difficult yet rewarding poems of the twentieth century, William Cookson (who began corresponding with Pound as a schoolboy in 1957) draws on a deep and intimate knowledge of Pound's life and work. This edition incorporates new information and has been revised and expanded. William Cookson gives overviews to the various sections of the poem, clarifying its purpose and structure and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound; Ezra (1885-1972) Pound; Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Cookson
ISBN: 0856463051 9780856463051
OCLC Number: 46601054
Description: xxxi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: William Cookson.

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'This seems to me by far the best and most helpful book yet to appear on the Pound Cantos' - John Bayley in Poetry Review'An elegant, imaginative and original Guide for the new reader' - Michael Read more...

 
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