David Ten Eyck 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezra Pound's Adams Cantos. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.

 

  â€œ...David Ten Eyck offers a careful and lucid analysis of Pound's interest in John Adams, which crystallize in the 'Adams Cantos'. By giving us fine close readings, and by looking at these Cantos in the context of Pound's life and development of his political and social views, Ten Eyck successfully counters the general negative critical reception of this part of Pound's magnum opus, also in terms of its poetic quality. He convincingly demonstrates how Pound's use of the Adams material is a new development in his 'historical method' and in the textual evolution of the poem, making his study an indispensable tool for any reader of Pound's work”

(Peter Liebregts, Leiden University).

 

 

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