Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound  

(Assembled and edited by Archie Henderson and Roxana Preda)

 

2019

BOOKS BY EZRA POUND

  1. Pound, Ezra. Cathay. A Critical Edition. Ed. Timothy Billings. Foreword by Haun Saussy. Introduction by Christopher Bush. New York: Fordham UP, 2018.   Contents: Contents, pp. vii-ix -- Foreword: The Archive of Cathay, by Haun Saussy, pp. xi-xvii -- Introduction: “From the Decipherings,” by Christopher Bush, pp. 1-13 -- Editor’s Introduction: Cracking the Crib, by Timothy Billings, pp. 15-32 -- Cathay (1915). Front Matter to Cathay, pp. 33-34 -- Song of the Bowmen of Shu, p. 35 -- The Beautiful Toilet, p. 36 -- The River Song, pp. 37-38 -- The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter, p. 39 -- The Jewel Stairs’ Grievance, p. 40 -- Poem by the Bridge at Ten-shin, p. 41 -- Lament of the Frontier Guard, p. 42 -- Exile’s Letter, pp. 43-45 -- The Seafarer, pp. 46-48 -- Four Poems of Departure: “Light rain is on the light dust,” p. 49 -- Separation on the River Kiang, p. 49 -- Taking Leave of a Friend, p. 50 -- Leave-Taking near Shoku, p. 50 -- The City of Choan, p. 51 -- South-Folk in Cold Country, p. 52 -- Back Matter to Cathay, p. 53 -- From Lustra (1916): The Chinese Poems. Additions to Cathay. Sennin Poem by Kakuhaku, p. 57 -- A Ballad of the Mulberry Road, p. 58 -- Old Idea of Choan by Rosoriu, p. 59 -- To-Em-Mei’s “The Unmoving Cloud,” p. 60 -- Miscellaneous Poems. After Chu Yuan, p. 63- Liu Ch’e, p. 63 -- Fan Piece, For Her Imperial Lord, p. 64 -- Ts’ai Chi’h, p. 64 -- Ancient Wisdom, Rather Cosmic, p. 65 -- Epitaphs, p. 65 -- The Little Review (1918): Two Translations. Dawn on the Mountain, p. 69 -- Wine, p. 69 -- Cribs for Cathay & Other Poems. Editorial Conventions, pp. 73-74 -- Front Matter to Cathay, pp. 75-77 -- Song of the Bowmen of Shu (Classic of Poetry 詩經 167), pp. 78-89 -- The Beautiful Toilet (attrib. Mei Sheng 枚乘), pp. 90-97 -- The River Song (Li Bo 李白), pp. 98-117 -- The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (Li Bo 李白), pp. 118-132 -- The Jewel Stairs’ Grievance (Li Bo 李白), pp. 133-137 -- Poem by the Bridge at Ten-shin (Li Bo 李白), pp. 138-150 -- Lament of the Frontier Guard (Li Bo 李白), pp. 151-160 -- Exile’s Letter (Li Bo 李白), pp. 161-192 -- The Seafarer (Anonymous), pp. 193-215 -- Four Poems of Departure. “Light rain is on the light dust,” pp. 216-219 -- Separation on the River Kiang (Li Bo 李白), pp. 220-224 -- Taking Leave of a Friend (Li Bo 李白), pp. 225-231 -- Leave-Taking near Shoku (Li Bo 李白), pp. 232-235 -- The City of Choan (Li Bo 李白), pp. 236-242 -- South-Folk in Cold Country (Li Bo 李白), pp. 243-250 -- Back Matter to Cathay, pp. 251-252 -- Sennin Poem by Kakuhaku (Guo Pu 郭璞), pp. 253-260 -- A Ballad of the Mulberry Road (Anonymous), pp. 261-267 -- Old Idea of Choan by Rosoriu (Lu Zhaolin 盧照鄰), pp. 268-276 -- To-Em-Mei’s “The Unmoving Cloud” (Tao Yuanming 陶淵明), pp. 277-286 -- After Chu Yuan (屈原 Qu Yuan), pp. 287-296 -- Liu Ch’e (Liu Che 劉徹), pp. 297-299 -- Fan Piece, For Her Imperial Lord (attrib. Ban Jieyu 班婕妤), pp. 300-303 -- Ts’ai Chi’h (Pound), pp. 304-308 -- Ancient Wisdom, Rather Cosmic (Li Bo 李白), pp. 309-314 -- Epitaphs / Fu I (Fu Yi 傅奕) and Li Po (Pound), pp. 315-316 -- Dawn on the Mountain (Wang Wei 王維), pp. 317-319 -- Wine (Li Bo 李白), pp. 320-324 -- Chinese Poetry (1918), pp. 325-331 -- Acknowledgments, pp. 333-335 -- Bibliography, pp. 337-343.  Chapter excerpts in lieu of abstracts.
  2. Pound, Ezra, and Olga Rudge. The Blue Spill. Ed. Mark Byron. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. 

 

COLLECTIVE VOLUMES

  1. Baumann, Walter and Caterina Ricciardi, eds. Ezra Pound's Green World: Nature, Landscape and Language. Papers from the 26th Ezra Pound International Conference at Brunnenburg, 2015. Brighton: Edward Everett Root Publishers, 2019

    CONTENTS

    Walter Baumann and Caterina Ricciardi, Preface, xi-xvii.

      I. THE GREEN WORLD:

Walter Baumann, Ezra Pound and Trees, 3-9

Stoddard Martin, Sacred Landscape: Lago di Garda in the Work of Ezra Pound and D. H. Lawrence, 11-23

William Pratt, The Grasshopper and the Ant: Pound's Versions of Pastoral, 25-34


II. THE THREE PILLARS:

John Gery, What are Temples for: Spontaneity, Simultaneity and Fortuna in Canto 97, 37-53

Gerd Schmidt, "Sumerian" Hieroglyphs in Cantos 94, 97 and 100, 55-58


III. MYTH, BEAUTY AND A GURU:

Massimo Bacigalupo, The Green World in the Autobiographical Myth of The Cantos, 61-71

Stephen Romer, "The fine thing held in the mind": Painterliness Emanating in Pound's Early Poems and Cantos, 73-83

Mick Sheldon, Allen Upward's Influence on Ezra Pound's Green World, 85-96


IV. METAPHOR AND METAMORPHOSIS:

Jo Brantley Berryman, Pound's Green World: Mimesis, Metaphor, and Magic, 99-110

Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, The Myth of Daphne in Pound's Early Poetry, 111-121

Peter Liebregts, "Damned to you Midas, Midas lacking a Pan": Ezra Pound and the Use of Pan, 123-136


V. THEORY AND THE CANTOS:

Charles Altieri, Taking Fascist Ontology Seriously: Why "the Green World" Could Not Suffice for the Early Cantos, 139-151

Giuliana Ferreccio, Pound's Iconic Acts: Rituals and Natural Language in the Early-Middle Cantos, 153-164

Jonathan Pollock, The Poetics of Cut and Flow in The Cantos of Ezra Pound, 165-173


VI. EZRA POUND ON TV, IN SCHOOLS AND IN HIS DESCENDANTS:

Sean Mark, "Two larks in contrappunto / at sunset": Pound and Pasolini After the Fall, 177-192

Andy Trevathan, Teaching Pound in a Red State, 193-199, free online and Powerpoint presentation

Viorica Patea, Patrizia de Rachewiltz's My Taishan: Confessions in the Pound Tradition, 201-219, free online

John Gery, "Independence in a Green World": Mary de Rachewiltz as Student and Teacher, 221-228

 

VOLUMES INCLUDING MATERIAL ON EZRA POUND

  1. Calonne, David Stephen.  Diane di Prima: Visionary Poetics and the Hidden Religions. New York, London, Oxford, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019 [2. Return to New York: From Ezra Pound to the I Ching, 1953-60, 27-60].
  2. Scott, Brett L. R. Murray Schafer: a Creative Life. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
  3. Tearle, Oliver.  The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem.  London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019 [4. 'The Age Demanded': Ezra Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley]

 

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND COLLECTIONS

  1. Rose, Adrienne K. Ho. "[it] shakes my whole breathing being: Rethinking Gender with Translation in Anne Carson's 'A Fragment of Ibykos Translated Six Ways'" [in part, on Pound's version of Ibykos' fragment 286 ("The Spring")]. Konturen 10 (2019): 126-151. Free online.

 

REVIEWS

  1. Pietrzak, Wit.  Rev. of Michael Kindellan, The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound: Composition, Revision, Publication, and Andrew S. Gross, The Pound Reaction: Liberalism and Lyricism in Midcentury American LiteratureEuropean Journal of American Studies, Reviews 2018-3, 7 January 2019.  Free online.
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