Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound
(Assembled and edited by Archie Henderson and Roxana Preda)
MONOGRAPHS ON EZRA POUND
Swift, Daniel. The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound. London: Harvill Secker, 2017.
- Oshukov, Mikhail. "Representation of Otherness in Literary Avant-garde of Early Twentieth Century: David Burliuk's and Ezra Pound's Japan." Diss. U of Turku, 2017. Free online.
Baumann, Walter and William Pratt, eds. Ezra Pound and Modernism. The Irish Factor. Brighton: Edward Everett Root Publishers, 2017.
Preface; Seamus Heaney: Welcome Address.
I. ASPECTS OF MODERNISM:
William Pratt, Defining Modernism: Technique Plus Critique;
Alice Bailey Cheylan,Amy Lowell’s European Experiment;
Desmond Egan, The Modernists, Pound and Hopkins.
II. ON TRANSLATION:
Heinz Ickstadt and Manfred Pfister, Eva Hesse and the Adventures of The Cantos in German;
Giovanna Epifania, Dante’s Afterlife and the Question of Translation: Pound, Binyon, Heaney;
Peter Liebregts, “With the sun in a golden cup”: Pound and Stesichorus in Canto 23;
Giuliana Ferreccio, Pound, Benjamin, and the Language of Names;
John Gery, Paradise, Compassion, and Jen in Canto 93.
III. IRISH DIMENSIONS:
Walter Baumann, “I ask you, had Synge an audience in his life-time?”: Ezra Pound and J. M. Synge;
Anne Conover, The Pounds and the Yeatses: An Irish-American Friendship and Its Influence on Modern Poetry.
Catherine Paul, Reading Yeats Reading Pound;
Massimo Bacigalupo, “Iseult who was the great love”: Ezra Pound, Iseult Gonne, and Francis Stuart;
Ira Nadel, Pound & the Artichoke, Beckett & the Whistle.
IV. THE FINE ARTS:
Caterina Ricciardi, Botticelli’s Mystical Nativity and the Isle of Capri in W. B. Yeats’s A Vision;
Jonathan C. Creasy, “Let’s to Music”: Florence Farr, Arnold Dolmetsch and Pound’s Musical Poetics;
Jo Brantley Berryman Ezra Pound, Aubrey Beardsley, and The Yellow Book.
Notes on Contributors.
VOLUMES INCLUDING MATERIAL ON OR BY EZRA POUND
- Chaitas, Lilian. Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2017
- Perelman, Bob. Modernism the Morning After. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2017 [5. Homage to Pound's "Propertius"; 10. The Pound Cage; 11. In One Language and Out the Other: Harryette Mullen and Ezra Pound; 12. A Span for Burton Hatlen: From Pound to Flarf]
- Pryor, Sean. Poetry, Modernism, and an Imperfect World. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND COLLECTIONS
- Altieri, Charles. "The Lyrical Impulse" [in part, contrasting H.D.'s "Sitalkas" and Pound's "Doria"]. Journal of Literary Theory 11.1 (Mar 2017): 12–21. Abstract.
- Bellew, Paul Bradley. "'At the Mercy of Editorial Selection': Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, and the Imagist Anthologies." Journal of Modern Literature 40.2 (Winter 2017): 22-40. Abstract.
- Easton, William S. "Pound's Variable Relationship with his Alma Mater." Hamilton Alumni Review (Fall-Winter 2017). Free online.
- Khosravishakib, Mohammad. "Social Function of Poetry From View of New Criticism." International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature 6.2 (March 2017): 14-18. [Pound on the poet's political role]. Free online.
- Liebregts, Peter. "The National Skeleton: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)." Idolizing Authorship: Literary Celebrity and the Construction of Identity, 1800 to the Present. Ed. Gaston Franssen and Rick Honings. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2017. 175-92.
- Longenbach, James. "The Music of Poetry" [in part, on "In a Station of the Metro"]. Poetry Magazine (April 2017). Free online.
- Penas-Ibáñez, Beatriz. "Translation and its Hybridizing Role Within the Semiosphera: Fenollosa - Hearn - Pound - Noguchi." Transfer: e-Journal on Translation and Intercultural Studies 12.1-2 (mayo 2017): 129-160. Free online.
Pollock, Jonathan. "The Poetics of Cut and Flow in The Cantos of Ezra Pound." Crossways Journal 1 (2017): 1-5. Free online.
- Sansone, Claudio. "John Berryman's 'Poundian Inheritance' and the Epic of 'Synchrisis.'" John Berryman. Centenary Essays. Eds. Philip Coleman and Peter Campion. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017. 47-64.
- Spiegelman, Willard. "A Poem Distills Life and Death Into Two Lines." Wall Street Journal (Jan. 6, 2017). [On "In a Station of the Metro."] Free online.
Stevenson, Guy. "Sacrifice and expenditure: the sexual economics of Georges Bataille and Ezra Pound." European Journal of English Studies 21.1 (2017): 76-92. Abstract.
Swift, Todd. "Eliot and Pound: The Better Makers." The Portable Poetry Workshop. Ed. Nigel McLoughlin. London: Palgrave, 2017. 182-188.
- Villalón, Fernando Pérez. "Versions, Variations, and Reverberations: Ezra Pound in Chile." Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 64-76.
- Waldron, Robert. "Pound's Punctuation Posits Perfect, Pure Parallelism" [letter responding to Willard Spiegelman's "Life and Death Distilled Into Two Lines" in the issue for Jan. 7]. Wall Street Journal (Jan. 19, 2017). Free online.
- Bacigalupo, Massimo. Rev. of Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Fascist Cultural Nationalism, by Catherine Paul. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 77-79.
- Barnhisel, Greg. "The Third Way." Rev. of The Pound Reaction, by Andrew Gross. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 90-92.
- Brown, Craig. "Ezra Pound was an ardent fascist who wrote much of his finest work while locked in an asylum for 12 years. So can a mad, bad man also be a great poet?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics And Madness Of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Daily Mail Online (February 11, 2017). Free online.
- Byron, Mark. Rev. of Ezra Pound and the Present, eds. Paul Stasi & Josephine Park. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 49-59.
- Carver, Beci. Rev. of Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity, eds. David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus and Rebecca Roach. Review of English Studies, first published online: January 7, 2017. Extract.
- Crawford, Robert. "Voice from the Asylum." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Literary Review 450 (Feb. 2017). Free online.
- Dean, Paul. "Annotating Eliot and Pound: Hitting the Right Note." Rev. of The Poems of T.S. Eliot, eds. Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 80-86.
- Feay, Suzi. "The Bughouse by Daniel Swift — madness and modernism." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Financial Times (February 10, 2017). Free online.
- Ford, Mark. "The Bughouse by Daniel Swift review – Ezra Pound, antisemitic and in the asylum." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Guardian (March 9, 2017). Free online.
- Forman, Rhett. "Who Caused WWI?" Rev. of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, by Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 87-89.
- Jones, Lewis. "How mad was Ezra Pound?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Telegraph (February 12, 2017). Excerpt.
- Kirsch, Adam. "Why Ezra Pound was the most difficult man of the twentieth century." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. New Statesman (February 28, 2017). Free online.
- Lewis, Roger. "Pound and the poetry of the padded cell." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound by Daniel Swift. The Times (February 4, 2017): 17. Excerpt.
- McCrum, Robert. "Was Ezra Pound insane - or just difficult to read?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Observer, 19 February 2017. Free online.
- Nicholls, Peter. "'Irritble' and 'purrsistent': Ezra Pound in his Letters." Rev. of Ezra Pound and Globe Magazine: The Complete Correspondence, eds. Michael T. Davis and Cameron McWhirter; One Must Not Go Altogether with the Tide: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Stanley Nott, ed. Miranda B. Hickman. Modernist Cultures 12.1 (2017): 141-146. First page.
- Preda, Roxana. Rev. of A History of Modernist Poetry, eds. Alex Davis and Lee M. Jenkins. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 93-96.
- Rahim, Sameer. "Books in brief: The Bughouse by Daniel Swift." Rev. of The Bughouse by Daniel Swift. Prospect Magazine (April 2017). Free online.
- Raine, Craig. "Was Ezra Pound mad?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Spectator (Feb. 18, 2017). Free online.
Vazsonyi, Nicholas. Rev. of History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism. Jed Rasula. Modernism/modernity 24.1 (January 2017): 211-212. Excerpt.
Walton, James. "Was Ezra Pound mad... or just downright bad?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Daily Mail (April 6, 2017). Free online.
- Whiteman, Bruce. Rev. of Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language, by Clive James. Pleiades: Literature in Context 37.1S (Book Review Supplement 14.1) (2017): 59-61. Excerpt.
- Youngkin, Molly. "Hulme's 'Doubleness.'" Rev. of Henry Mead. T. E. Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 60.1 (2017): 103-106. Excerpt.
REVIEWS OF EXHIBITIONS
- Ferrara, Lidia Guibert. "Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation) at Japan Society Gallery, through January 15, 2017." Arts Summary, January 2, 2017. Free online.
- Hamaker, Susan Miyagi. "Simon Starling's 'At Twilight' and How Everything is Connected." Rev. of Japan Society Gallery's exhibition Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation). JapanCulture•NYC | All Things Japanese in New York City, January 14, 2017. Free online.
- Keane, Tim. "The Irish for Noh: The Masks of William Butler Yeats." Rev. of Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation), October 14, 2016-January 15, 2017 at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, Midtown East, Manhattan). Hyperallergic, January 7, 2017. Free online.
- The Japan Society. Rev. of At Twilight, exhibition by Simon Starling at The Japan Society, New York, October 14, 2016-January 15, 2017. The Humble Fabulist, January 6, 2017. Free online.
FILM, AUDIO AND VIDEO
Schmucker, Leslee. Personae. Audio-CD. Gega Classical, 2017. [includes music for violin by Ezra Pound: "Fiddle music First Suite," "Sestina Altaforte," and "Al poco giorno."]
- [Anon.] Ezra Pound Timeline. A timeline of the movements of the American poet Ezra Pound. . Free online.
- Ho, Tammy Lai-Ming. "Contemporary Faces of the River Merchant's Wife" [three contemporary adaptations of and homages to Li Bai's poem 長干行, filtered through Pound's interpretation: Luca L.’s “Letter to Ru Yi, the River-Merchant’s Wife”; “The Expat’s Partner: An Email,” by Alistair Noon; and “Ghost Husband,” by Renée M. Schell]. World Literature Today Blog, February 21, 2017. Free online.
- Kuhl, Nancy. "New Scholarship: John Beall on Pound and Hemingway." Poetry at Beinecke Library and Yale Collection of American Literature Blogs, January 29, 2017. Free online.
- "Q & A with NCH Senior Lecturer in English Dr. Daniel Swift" [on Swift's new book, The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound (2017)]. Ottoline Online: the NCH academic blog, January 11, 2017.
- Samuels, Richard J. "Who Is Diego Pellecchia? Part 2, Ezra Pound and the Noh." Kyoto inside out, January 17, 2017. Free online
- Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LIX. 17 January 2017. Free online.
- Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LX. 12 February 2017. Free online.
- Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LXI. 7 March 2017. Free online.
- Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LXII. 28 April 2017. Free online.
- Shaw, Jonathan. "Clive James's Poetry Notebook." Rev. of Poetry Notebook 2006–2014, by Clive James. Me fail? I fly! January 9, 2017. Free online.
- Tearle, Oliver. "A Short Analysis of Ezra Pound's 'A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste.'" Interesting Literature, Jan 17, 2017. Free online.
- Tuggle, M.C. "Palahniuk and Pound on Showing, Not Telling" [in part, on "The Jewel Stairs' Grievance"]. M.C. Tuggle, Writer Blog, March 28, 2017. Free online.