OBIPS BOOKS

1960-1979

 

 

 

1979

Clerici, Leonardo. Il problema del paradiso per i Cantos di Ezra Pound. Rome, 1979.

“The Problem of Paradise for The Cantos of Ezra Pound”; a 3-volume MA thesis presented at the University of Rome.

Singh, Ghan. Pound, La Nuova Italia, Firenze, 1979.

“Pound”; a concise and well-informed introduction.

 

1978

Guidacci, Margherita. Studi su poeti e narratori americani. Cagliari: EDES, 1978.

“Studies on American Poets and Novelists”; collection of essays.

 

1977

Sanavio, Piero. Ezra Pound. Venezia: Marsilio, 1977.

“Ezra Pound”; an ample critical study, placing Pound in the Jeffersonian tradition.

 

1976

Zapponi, Niccolò. L'Italia di Ezra Pound, Bulzoni, Roma, 1977.

“Ezra Pound’s Italy”; a path-breaking work on the subject and one of the most authoritative; includes many passages from Pound’s Italian works and letters to Benito Mussolini. Curzio Malaparte, Odon Por, Alessandro Pavolini, Yang Feng-Chi. A scholar both of modern history and Anglo-American literature, Zapponi (1945-94) is mildly amused by Pound’s political vagaries.  

 

1975

Vettori, Vittorio. Ezra Pound e il senso dell'America. Roma: ERSI, 1975.

“Ezra Pound and the Sense of America”; collection of essays.

 

1974

Mancuso, Girolamo. Pound e la Cina. Milano: Feltrinelli, 1974.

Pound and China; a path-breaking approach to Pound’s carious confrontations with China; a chapter on the ideogrammic method appears in translation in Peter Makin, ed. Ezra Pound’s Cantos New York: Oxford UP, 2006. 65-80.

 

1972

Chilanti, Felice. Ezra Pound fra i sediziosi degli anni quaranta. Milano: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, 1972. 

“Ezra Pound Amongst the Seditious of the Nineteen-Forties”; a memoir.

 

1970

Contino, Vittorugo. Ezra Pound in Italy: From the Pisan cantos: Spots & Dots. Venezia: Gianfranco Ivancich, 1970.

A book of photographs, with unsigned annotations by Olga Rudge.

De Rachewiltz, Mary, ed. Ezra Pound: Opere scelte. Introduction by Aldo Tagliaferri. Milano: Mondadori, 1970. (xlii+1466).

“Ezra Pound Selected Works”; a generous bilingual selection of poems, translations and essays in Mondadori’s prestigious slipcased series “I Meridiani” 

Frobenius, Leo. Il liuto di Gassire, leggenda africana con nota di Ezra Pound. Milan: Scheiwiller, 1970.

“The Lute of Gassire, African Legend with a Note by Ezra Pound.”

Ritter, Fernando. Lo pseudocapitale. Moderno strumento di dominio economico-politico del mondo capitalistico. Preceduto da un saggio su Ezra Pound economista. Milano: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, 1970.

“Pseudocapital. Modern Instrument of Economic-Political Domination of the Capitalist World. Preceded by an Essay on Ezra Pound as Economist”; an account of Pound’s economic ideas by an unorthodox economist.

 

1969

Barilli, Renato. Poetica e Retorica. Palermo: Mursia, 1969.

“Poetics and Rhetoric”; several references to Pound’s aesthetics.

Omaggio a Ezra Pound: Esposizione delle opere, iconografia, audizione (disco), Cantos letti da EP., proiezione del documentario "A proposito di Ezra Pound" realizzato nel 1955 da A. Bontempi, M. Oberto, G. Stocchi. Milano: Centro per la ricerca e la diffusione della poesia avanzata, 1969.

 

1968

Jesi, Furio. Letteratura e mito. Torino: Einaudi, 1968. 241pp.

“Literature and Myth”; includes Jesi’s important essay “Parodia e mito nella poesia di Ezra Pound” (“Parody and Myth in the Poetry of Ezra Pound,” pp. 187-213), first published 1965. 

 

1967

Izzo, Carlo. Civiltà americana. 2 vols. Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1967.

“American Civilization”; includes a transcription and Italian translations of Pound’s letters to Izzo, 1935-40.

 

1966

Pisanti, Tommaso. Ezra Pound e Dante. Firenze: L. S. Olschki, 1966.

“Ezra Pound and Dante”; offprint from Atti del II congresso nazionale di studi danteschi: Dante e l'Italia MeridionaleDante e l'Italia Meridionale. 

 

1965

Danovi, Pier A., ed. Scrittori Su Nastro. Milano: Vanni Scheiwiller, 1965.

“Writers on Tape”; recordings of several poets.

Vettori, Vittorio. Spiritualità e attivismo nella letteratura contemporanea. Pisa: Giardini, 1962.

“Spirituality and Activism in Contemporary Literature”; includes a note in Italian by Pound,  “G. Bottai.”

 

1960

D’Agostino, Nemi. Ezra Pound. Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letterature, 1960.

“Ezra Pound”; the first book-length study to appear in Italy, this is an important contribution by a major academic critic; it is chiefly concerned with pre-Cantos work and is unenthusiastic about the later poem.

Hesse, Eva. I canti pisani. Lugano: "Cenobio" mensile di cultura, 1960.

The Pisan Cantos; offprint.

 

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