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A poem containing history : textual studies in The cantos

Author: Lawrence S Rainey
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1997.
Series: Editorial theory and literary criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Poem Containing History offers nine essays that examine Pound's major poem from a historical and contextual perspective, in which the work's textual development is brought to center stage. The result is a significant reconsideration not just a Pound's achievement, but of modernist poetics and its relations with history. The contributors, all major scholars, examine The Cantos from their beginnings in the late  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongreß
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poem containing history.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606140001
Named Person: Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Rainey
ISBN: 047210232X 9780472102327 0472105264 9780472105267
OCLC Number: 35548900
Description: 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Notes on amateur emendations / Hugh Kenner --
Pounds Cantos : a poem including bibliography / Jerome McGann --
"All I want you to do is to follow the orders" : history, faith, and fascism in the early Cantos / Lawrence S. Rainey --
An epic is a hypertext containing poetry : Elven new Cantos (31-41) by Ezra Pound / Tim Redman --
Visualizing history : Pound and the Chinese Cantos / Ira B. Nadel --
"Quiet, not scornful"? the composition of The Pisan Cantos / Ronald Bush --
The interwoven authority of a Drafts & fragments text / Peter Stoicheff --
The history and state of the texts / Richard Taylor --Afterword : Ubi Cantos Ibi America / Mary de Rachewiltz.
Series Title: Editorial theory and literary criticism.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence S. Rainey.
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A Poem Containing History offers nine essays that examine Pound's major poem from a historical and contextual perspective, in which the work's textual development is brought to center stage. The result is a significant reconsideration not just a Pound's achievement, but of modernist poetics and its relations with history. The contributors, all major scholars, examine The Cantos from their beginnings in the late 1910s to their inconclusive ending with Pound's death in 1972. Together the essays reconstruct the many contexts in which Pound lived and wrote, and how these affected the evolution of his most important work. Several essays offer comprehensive surveys of the text's publication history, while most examine the development of particular groups of cantos that were produced in succeeding decades. Repeatedly the essays show that Pound's poem was an unstable work in process, one that readily accommodated input from a variety of agents other than Pound himself, and one that may ultimately have escaped his control altogether.

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