Claudio Sansone, Massimo Bacigalupo and Roxana Preda, eds.  















An Introduction to OBIPS

Claudio Sansone 




In beginning to compile an annotated bibliography of books, articles and essays written on Ezra Pound in Italian, I have come to appreciate the urgency of this project more and more—as well as the need to briefly introduce and publicize it. The chief concern is the uncertain quality of records that are barely a decade old, a situation which makes me think that there is a need to lay the groundwork for this first attempt at a complete bibliography as soon as possible. 

The use of these materials to the Pound scholar, in Italy and abroad, is great. We cannot underestimate the special relationship Pound had with Italy, and it is important to be reminded that the Italian critical discourse—with its own idioms, biases and interests—provides a unique forum for writing on Pound that could not be produced elsewhere. In addition to these works peculiar to their context and language, there are many books on Pound in Italian that can be of interest and use to the international Pound scholarly community, as alternatives or additions to English-language studies that address similar topics. 

Therefore, this bibliography is both an act of recognition and, I hasten to add, an emphatic gesture in support of Italian-language Pound Studies, one well aware of the current state of Italian scholarship, and one keen to offer some help by addressing the necessity of a ‘centralized’ bibliographic effort. 



In preparing the preliminary materials for this project, a particular development should be emphasized, for the sake of clarity, in order to explain an editorial decision taken in the preparation of the annotated bibliography. 

Since 1944-5, works that have made of Pound a masthead of fascist ideals have streamed forth uninterruptedly in Italy. For the average Italian, Pound's image has never been as strongly misappropriated as today: Pound is not only little known as a poet, he is a propagandistic "persona" assumed by neo-right radical groups. These have reduced him to an admixture of values they encountered through a cursory glance at his work which they interpreted in such a way as to validate their own principles in the hope of addressing their lack of coherence and direction. This has been noted widely by the local and international media; Mary de Rachewiltz’s legal proceedings against Casa Pound (the chief exponent of these groups) are but one example of how seriously those who knew Pound directly, or who know him through his work, have reacted to this misappropriation. 

The fact remains that this pseudo-Pound is at this time the Pound best known in Italy. This comes as a result of a number of recent publications that found their peak in the moralizing book Ezra Fa Surf (‘Ezra Surfs’, 2013). Sociologically, and in terms of political science, this pseudo-Pound is rightly of interest to those who study the way in which autonomous political movements strive for identity (and the number of articles on this subject has quickly grown as well). For the sake of thoroughness and so that this bibliography may be of use to the non-literary specialist as well, both categories have been included—but the Fascist propagandistic contributions to this discussion will not be annotated.









BOOKS, 2018-2000








Mirabile, Andrea. Ezra Pound e l'arte italiana. Fra le Avantguardie e d'Annunzio. Firenze: Olschki, 2018.

Pound, Ezra. Ezra Pound in immagini e parole. A cura di F. di Mieri. Ripostes, 2018.

Rivali, Alessandro. Ho cercato di scrivere paradiso. Ezra Pound nelle parole della figlia: conversazioni con Mary de Rachewiltz. Milano: Mondadori. 





Accame, Giano. Ezra Pound Economista. Contro l'usura. 2nd. ed. Prefazione di Adriano Scianca. Passaggio al Bosco, 2017.

Massimo Bacigalupo. AngloLiguria. Da Byron a Hemingway. Genoa: Il canneto editore, 2017.

        From the Contents:

A New Translation of XXX Cantos

Mary de Rachewiltz at Work on the Cantares

Colombo, Andrea. I maledetti. Dalla parte sbagliata della storia. Torino: Lindau, 2017.

Pound, Ezra. Cantos Scelti. Trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. Milano: Mondadori, 2017.

Vincenti, Fabrizio. Qui Ezra Pound. Pagine poundiane nella RSI. Eclettica, 2017.





Antonangeli, Riccardo. Pound e l'ultimo Pasolini. La poesia ultragiosa di due voci fuori dal tempo. Alboversorio, 2016.

Pound, Ezra. Dal Naufragio di Europa. Scritti Scelti, 1909-1965. A cura di W. Cookson. Introduzione di Giorgio Agamben. Trans. Valentina Paradisi. Vicenza: Neri Pozza, 2016.





Pound, Ezra. Canti pisani. Testo inglese a fronte. Trans. A. Rizzardi. Milano: Garzanti, 2015.

Pound Ezra. Dante. A cura di Corrado Bologna and Lorenzo Fabiani. Venezia: Marsilio, 2015.

A collection of texts on Dante culled from The Spirit of Romance, Literary Essays, Canzoni, Broletto and the New English Weekly.

Pound, Ezra. Jefferson e Mussolini. A cura di Luca Gallesi. Bietti, 2015.





Pasquero, Maurizio, ed. Un poeta americano sul lago di Como: Ezra Pound, Carlo Peroni e il “Broletto” (1937-1938)Lugano: Agora & Co., 2014.

"An American Poet at Lake Como: Ezra Pound, Carlo Peroni and the Broletto (1937-1838)." Pasquero provides readers with a full picture of Pound’s relations with Carlo Linati and Carlo Peroni, the founder and volunteering director of “Broletto” throughout its brief but turbulent existence. “Broletto” was founded with the intent to provide a cultural forum in the area of Lake Como, to create a “real” review that would include articles on tourism, culture, art and nature.




Adami, Stefano. Ezra Pound a Siena. Tra Accademia Chigiana e Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Siena: Nuova Immagine, 2013. 87pp.

“Ezra Pound in Siena. Between the Accademia Chigiana and the Monte dei Paschi di Siena”: a cursory look at Pound’s relationship with the city of Siena, as it is shaped by the interdependent interests in music and monetary theory. Includes reproduction (with facsimiles) of seven letters exchanged between Pound and Count Chigi Saracini. See C. Sansone. Review in MIN 1.3 (Nov. 2014): 66-67.

Auriti, Giacinto. Il paese dell’utopia. La risposta alle cinque domande di Ezra Pound. Chieti: Solfanelli, 2013. 88pp.

"'The Country of Utopia’: An Answer to Ezra Pound’s Five Questions”: Written by the ex-general secretary for the syndicate against usury, this study starts from five economic questions highlighted by Pound to critique the banking system since the key world-changing reforms of 1912 and 1971.

Capelli, Roberta. Carte provenzali. Ezra Pound e la cultura trobadorica (1905-1915). Roma: Carocci, 2013. 217pp.

“Provençal Papers: Ezra Pound and Troubadour Culture (1905-1915)”: a chronological examination, written by a scholar of Romance philology, of Pound’s developing interest in the troubadours, beginning with his university years. Includes, in appendix, a catalogue of works in Pound’s library related to the troubadours.

H.D. Fine al tormento. Ricordando Ezra Pound. Con lettere a H.D. e il “Libro di Hilda” di Ezra Pound. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Milano: Archinto, 2013. 254pp.

“End to Torment. Remembering Ezra Pound. Including letters to H.D. and Hilda’s Book by Ezra Pound”: This is a revised and enlarged edition of Bacigalupo’s translation of the unexpurgated text of  End to Torment (1994), to which are added in translation the feverish letters Pound wrote H.D. in response to her memoir, and an Italian translation, with introduction, of Hilda’s Book.

Minarelli, Enzo. Il centro del cerchio: Ezra Pound e la ricerca verbo-voco-visiva. Udine: Campanotto, 2013. 108pp.

“The Centre of the Circle: Ezra Pound and Verbal-Vocal-Visual Research”: Written by a well-known Italian sound-poet, this book includes a story of the compilation of audio recordings of Pound, interviews with members of his family and friends, and a discussion of Pound’s poetics and its relation to the movement of verbal/visual research in Italy. This book is accompanied by a DVD of Pound readings that date back as far as 1959, an experimental film made in 1955 in Pound’s honor, and also a visual sound-poem by Minarelli himself.

Scianca, Adriano. Ezra fa surf: come e perché il pensiero di Pound salverà il mondo. Roma: Zero91, 2013. 320pp.

Scorza, Giancarlo. Precorrimenti e anticipazioni. Rubriche sul “Caffè” 1959-1969 e altri testi presentati e tradotti. Ed Luca Cesari. Milano: Archinto, 2013. 

“Forerunnings and Anticipations: Columns for Il Caffè 1959-1969 and Other Translated Texts”: Scorza was involved in the publication of Pound’s Versi prosaici and drafted an Italian translation, which is included here with notes by the editor and Mary de Rachewiltz (pp. 369-89). 




Pound, Ezra. XXX Cantos. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Parma-Milan: Ugo Guanda, 2012. 282pp. 

A new translation of XXX Cantos with substantial apparatus. 

Pound, Ezra. ABC del leggere. Preface by Marzio Breda. Milano: Garzanti, 2012. 228pp. 

A reissue of Rodolfo Quadrelli’s translation of 1974, with a new preface by Marzio Breda, a staff member of Corriere della Sera.

Pound, Ezra. Carta da visita. Ed. Luca Gallesi. Milano: Bietti, 2012. 102pp. 

A reprint of the 1942 pamphlet A Visiting Card with an introduction by Gallesi (pp. 7-32) on the context and responses to Pound’s “visiting card” and an Index of Names (to text and introduction).

Sica, Giorgio. Il vuoto e la bellezza: da Van Gogh a Rilke: come l'Occidente incontròil Giappone. Napoli: Guida, 2012. 240pp.

“Emptiness and Beauty: from Van Gogh to Rilke: How the West met Japan”: A young scholar’s account of meeting of two cultures, deriving from the well-known slogan “less is more.” A substantial part of the first chapter of section two is devoted to discussion of the Poets’ Club, Pound, and Imagism. Pound’s influence on Anglo-Saxon appraisals of Japanese art-forms is present throughout the study, and he is quoted ubiquitously.




Colombo, Andrea. Il Dio di Ezra Pound. Cattolicesimo & religioni del mistero. Milano: Ares, 2011. 168pp.

“The God of Ezra Pound: Catholicism & Mystery Religions”: Shying away from the trodden path of reading the pagan and esoteric elements of The Cantos, this study underlines Pound’s interest in Catholicism through a look at his study of the Church’s social doctrine and Medieval Neoplatonist thinkers. Included in an appendix are letters sent by Pound to the Vatican diplomat Pietro Pisani, and to the priest of the “Italic Crusade,” don Tullio Calcagno. 

Pound, Ezra. Omaggio a Sesti Properzio. A cura di M. Bacigalupo. SE, 2011.

Pulsoni, Carlo, ed. Vanni Scheiwiller: editore europeo. Perugia: Volumnia, 2011.

from the Contents

Corrado Bologna, Lorenzo Fabiani. “'Per l’alto mare aperto.' Il 'Dante' di Ezra Pound secondo Vanni Scheiwiller.” 11-46.

Mary de Rachewiltz. Vanni Scheiwiller 135-138.

Roberta Capelli and Carlo Pulsoni. Una nuova carta provenzale di Pound 159-174.




Pantano, Antonio. Ezra Pound e la Repubblica Sociale Italiana. Roma: Pagine, 2010. 176pp.

‘Ezra Pound and the Italian Social Republic’: Composed at break-neck pace, with 90 chapters divided into 300 points, this work outlines the history of Pound’s involvement with various fascist groups, as well as providing (through some unpublished documents in the Appendix) new perspectives on the importance of satellite figures who engaged with Pound. The author also presents a polemical defence of fascism.

Pound, Ezra. "Rose rampicanti." Appunti di viaggio nelle terre dei trovatori. A cura di F. Cappellini. Ocra gialla. Via del vento, 2010.

Picello, Raffaella. Il Vorticismo. Londra 1912-1915. Storia dell’avanguardia antagonista del Futurismo. Roma: De Luca Editori d’Arte, 2010. 140pp. 

“Vorticism: London 1912-1915: History of the Avant-garde that Was the Antagonist of  Futurism”: a perceptive, well-documented art-historical study. 




Auriti, Giacinto. Il paese dell’utopia. La risposta alle cinque domande di Ezra Pound. Chieti: Tabula Fati, 2009. 96pp.

"'The Country of Utopia’: An Answer to Ezra Pound’s Five Questions”: Written by the ex-general secretary for the syndicate against usury, this study starts from five economic questions highlighted by Pound to critique the banking system since the key world-changing reforms of 1912 and 1971.

Fedeli, Paolo. "Homage to Sextus Propertius." Resistenza del Classico. Ed. Roberto Andreotti. Milan: Rizzoli, 2009. 229-246.

Pound, Ezra. Orazio: Horace. Ed. Caterina Ricciardi. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2009. 68pp.

Pound’s little-known essay of 1930, introduced and annotated. 




De Rachewiltz, Boris. L'Elemento Magico nella Poesia di Ezra Pound. Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 2008. 80pp.

“The Magical Element in the Poetry of Ezra Pound’: A reprint of a pamphlet first published in 1965.

Pound, Ezra. Il carteggio Jefferson-Adams come tempio e monumento. Ed. Luca Gallesi. Trans. Andrea Colombo. Milano: Ares, 2008. 83pp.  

“The Jefferson-Adams Letters as a Shrine and a Monument”: A translation with ample introduction by the editor (7-48). This pamphlet was reviewed by Giulio Giorello in “Elogio libertario di Ezra Pound” Corriere della Sera (10 February 2009): 43. An exchange of letters followed.   

Pound, Ezra. Pound. Vita, poetica, opere scelte. Ed. Franca Gusmini. Milano: Il Sole 24 Ore, 2008. 543pp.

“Pound: Life, Poetics, Selected Works”: This is a handsomely produced, illustrated and slip-covered bilingual anthology. It was published as part of a poetry series distributed on newsstands by the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Editor Franca Gusmini (whose name does not appear on title page) provided a thorough introduction (9-163). The selections are mostly from The Cantos, and are partly based, as Gusmini notes, on Mary de Rachewiltz’s expanded Italian edition of Selected Cantos.




Giardinazzo, Francesco. Il gesto di Hermes. L'ermeneutica, i classici, la letteratura moderna (Hölderlin, Flaubert, Broch, Pound). Bologna: Gedit, 2007. 320pp.

“The Gesture of Hermes: Hermeneutics, the Classics, Modern Literature (Hölderlin, Flaubert, Broch, Pound)”: a study of the incomplete, fragmentary and "absent gestures" of modern literature, engaged through the focus on the (armless) Hermes of Praxiteles. Chapter 4, “Nel paradise di un frammento” (“In the Paradise of a Fragment,” pp. 195-224) offers a reading of Drafts & Fragments.

Mamoli Zorzi, Rosella, John Gery, Massimo Bacigalupo, and Stefano Maria Casella. In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound. Venezia: Supernova, 2007. 91pp.

A detailed and informative guide to Poundian sites in Venice and the Veneto (with a chapter on Verona and Sirmione). Includes Chronology and Bibliography.




Bacigalupo, Massimo. Il ritratto ritrovato. Rapallo: Azienda Grafica Busco Editrice, 2006. 6p.

“The Rediscovered Portrait”: A personal essay built around the peregrinations of Desmond Chute’s 1929 portrait of Ezra Pound. Two hundred copies of this pamphlet were printed for the friends of Massimo and Angela Bacigalupo at Christmas, 2005. The original text had been presented to Mary de Rachewiltz on her eightieth birthday.

Pea, Enrico and Ezra Pound. Il Carteggio Pea-PoundNascita di un’amicizia intorno alla traduzione di Moscardino. Ed. Barbara Patrizi. Intr. Angela Guidotti. Lucca: Pacini Fazzi Editore, 2006. 96pp.

“The Pea-Pound Letters”: This volume contains the correspondence between the two writers concerning the translation of Pea’s Moscardino and documents their friendship. See review of the volume on the Ezra Pound Society website.

Pound, Ezra. The Fifth Decad of Cantos. La quinta decade dei Cantos. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2006. 131pp. 

This elegant reprint in 500 copies of the Fifth Decad in Mary de Rachewiltz’s translation has brief introductions by Piergiorgio Zotti and Mary de Rachewiltz (9-15) and a “photographic appendix” by Valerio Fusi (125-33). 

Ricciardi, Caterina. Ezra Pound. Ghiande di luce. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2006. 176pp.

“Ezra Pound. Acorns of Light”: A study of The Cantos demonstrating the convergence of historical writing and poetry in Pound’s work, also tracing Pound’s movements across America and Europe as a formative influence.




Carmi, Lisetta. L'ombra di un poeta. Incontro con Ezra Pound. Milano: O Barra O, 2005. 98pp.

“The Shadow of a Poet: A Meeting with Ezra Pound”: A composite text including photographs taken by Carmi, and modified into new art by Paolo Ferrari, so as to evocatively bring out Pound's character from his meeting with Carmi.

Gallesi, Luca. Le origini del Fascismo di Ezra Pound. Milano: Ares, 2005. 312pp.

“The Origins of Ezra Pound’s Fascism”: Gallesi makes a concerted effort to trace the rational development of Pound’s right-wing politics from the economic and political thinkers that he esteemed, demonstrating that Pound’s approach to fascist thought was derived from irrationalist theories.

Pound, Ezra. Carte Italiane 1930-1944. Letteratura e arte. Ed. Luca Cesari. Milano: Archinto, 2005. 422pp.

“Italian Papers 1930-1944”: An edited collection of Pound’s Italian writings on art and literature from L’IndiceIl Mare and other periodicals. With an extensive introduction (pp. 9-119).  

Pound, Ezra. Se questo è tradimento... If This Be Treeason. Trans. G. Singh and Gabrielle Barfoot. Udine: Campanotto, 2005. 85pp.

A reprint of the English text of the 1948 pamphlet with an Italian translation and introductory remarks (in English and Italian) by Carlo Marcello Conti (publisher of Campanotto) and G. Singh.

Sanavio, Piero. La gabbia di Pound. Roma: Fazi, 2005. 192pp.

“Ezra Pound’s Cage”: a new edition of a  study published by Scheiwiller in 1986, with additional photographs. Sanavio claims that Pound was tragically naïve with regard to fascism and Nazism, suggesting he was caught between his principles and his intellect. He also explores, by analogy, the traumatic conditions in which Pound was held in captivity, and which gave birth to the Pisan Cantos.




Ferrero De Luca, Costanza Maria, ed. Ezra Pound e il Canto dei Sette Laghi. Forword by Massimo Bacigalupo. Afterword by Adriano Vantaggi. Parma: Diabasis, 2004. 112pp.

“Ezra Pound and the Seven Lakes Canto”: A reproduction in full color of Pound’s invaluable tekagami—album of the 1600s that inspired him around 1935 to produce Canto 49. Through it, we are able to observe Pound’s layers of translation and re-creation.

Pound, Ezra. Canti pisani. Tr. Alfredo Rizzardi. Milano: Corriere della Sera, 2004. 352 pp.

Rizzardi’s translation was reissued (with a few editorial revisions) in this hardback edition as part of a weekly series sold on newsstands. The volume has an anonymous introduction (actually a biography of Pound), bibliography, and notes, partly from Rizzardi’s edition, partly from the anonymous editor. A controversy accompanied this publication. Gianni Riotta, on the staff of Corriere della Sera, wrote the original introduction, but Mary de Rachewiltz objected to its inclusion. Riotta’s text was then printed in the Corriere della Sera (20 August 2004, p. 23) in conjunction with the volume’s issue, under the heading “Pound, canti di dolore alle soglie dell’inferno” (“Pound, Cantos of Suffering on Hell’s Threshold”).    

Pound, Ezra. Canti pisani. Tr. Alfredo Rizzardi. Preface by Giovanni Raboni. Milano: Garzanti, 2004. XII-316 pp.

This reissue of Alfredo Rizzardi’s classic translation (unrevised) is important because of the preface by Giovanni Raboni (1932-2004), one of Italy’s most noted poets and critics.

Pound, Ezra. Indiscrezioni oUne revue de deux mondes. Ed. Caterina Ricciardi. Preface by Mary de Rachewiltz. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2004. 157pp.

 A new translation of Indiscretions, with a thorough scholarly apparatus and commentary.

Zorzi, Rosella Mamoli, ed. Venezia 1908: Ezra Pound e Italico Brass. Venezia: Comitato Veneziano della Societa Dante Alighieri, 2004. 120pp.

“Venice 1908: Ezra Pound and Italico Brass”: the relationship between Pound and the painter Italico Brass. With contributions on Pound by the editor and Massimo Bacigalupo.




Bacigalupo, Giuseppe. Ieri a Rapallo. Udine: Campanotto, 2002. 190pp. 

“Yesterday in Rapallo”: Giuseppe Bacigalupo (1912-99) was Pound’s physician. This is a  posthumous enlarged edition of his popular memoir, first published 1980. The Pound chapter is on pp. 75-89.

Floreani, Roberto. Ezra Pound. Attualità del Pensiero nel trentennale della morte. Introd. Mary de Rachewiltz. Vicenza: Aurora Libri, 2002. 285pp.

“Ezra Pound. Present Relevance of his Thought Thirty Years after His Death”: Among contributions of a regrettable political tinge, this volume included a few noteworthy papers:

from the Contents:

Stefano Maria Casella. “‘Something other than family correspondence’: il pensiero di Ezra Pound nelle sue  ‘Family Letters.’” 37-79.

Luca Cesari. “Ezra Pound, politica e bellezza.”  81-97.

Tomaso Kemeny. “Ezra Pound: il formato Locho.” 155-177.

Marcigliano, Andrea. “F.T. Marinetti, Ezzelino e Galla Placidia. Una lettura del Cantos [sic] LXXII.” 209-241.

Gallesi, Luca, ed. Ezra Pound e il turismo colto a Milano. Milano: Ares, 2002. 144pp.

“Ezra Pound and Cultured Tourism in Milan”: A collection of essays that explore Pound’s interactions with Milan, and their artistic results.


Giano Accame. “Ezra Pound alla Bocconi.” 15-28.

Carlo Fabrizio Carli. “Ezra Pound e Milano, citta delle Avanguardie.” 29-52.

Cesare Cavalleri. “Ezra Pound, Milano 1933.” 53-72.

Mary de Rachewiltz. “L’ultima visita di Pound a Milano.” 73-76.

Tim Redman. “Il viaggio di Pound a Milano nel 1943.” 77-84.

Leon Surette. “Pound e il discorso di Mussolini agli operai di Milano (6 ottobre 1934).” 85-96.

Alessandro Zaccuri. “Un poundiano in via Wildt.” 97-117.

Documenti. 118-136.

Gallesi, Luca, ed. Ezra Pound e l’economia. Milano: Ares, 2002. 208pp.

“Ezra Pound and Economics”: a collection of essays that explore Pound’s dictum that the poet must be immersed in the world to better interpret it—and that the obligation for the modern poet to study economics follows, as it did for the medieval poet to study theology, for the Renaissance poet to examine art, and for the poet of the Enlightenment to study the sciences.


Giano Accame. “Attualita di Pound economista.” 11-34.

Giacinto Auriti. “L’anno sabbatico, valore indotto, valore creditizio e signoraggio.” 35-42.

Mary de Rachewiltz. “La virtù nell’economia di Ezra Pound.” 43-56.

Giorgio Galli. “Ezra Pound tra economia e esoterismo.” 57-72.

A. David Moody. “Directio voluntatis. Pound’s Economics in the Economy of The Cantos.” 73-110.

Tim Redman. “Opere recenti su Pound economista: Accame, Marsh e Surette.” 111-132.

Leon Surette. “A Dangerous Difference: Pound, Douglas and Proudhon.” 133-160.

Demetres Tryphonopoulos. “‘The State is corporate/ as with pulse in its body’: Ezra Pound’s Byzantine and Fascist Paradigms for an Economic Program.” 161-194.

Documenti. 195-204.

 Gallesi, Luca, ed. Il viaggio di Ezra Pound. Dai libri al libro: le fonti dei Cantos. Milano: Biblioteca di via Senato, 2002. 80pp.

“The Journey of Ezra Pound: From the Books to the Book: The Sources of The Cantos”: Exhibition Catalog. Biblioteca di via Senato, Sala Serpotta, Milan, 2002. With contributions by the editor, Mary de Rachewiltz, Massimo Bacigalupo, Tim Redman, Matteo Noja.

Griffa, Giorgio. Nelle orme dei Cantos. Milano: Libri Scheiwiller, 2002. 280pp.

“In the Footsteps of the Cantos”: Works of art by Griffa inspired by The Cantos.

Pound, Ezra. Canti postumi. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Milano: Mondadori, 2002. 298pp. Reprinted with corrections, 2012.

“Posthumous Cantos”: A selection (in English and Italian) from Pound’s abandoned drafts for cantos, with introduction, chronology and notes. 

Sanavio, Piero. Ezra Pound - Bellum Perenne. Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 2002. 350pp.

“Ezra Pound – Bellum Perenne” [bellum perenne – continuous war]: Augmented version of a study first published in 1977, which locates Pound in the American political tradition. Sanavio spoke to Pound when he was in St. Elizabeths and makes use of notes from those years.

Serravalli, Luigi. A Merano in attesa di Ezra Pound. Trento: Curcu & Genovese, 2002. 106pp.

“Waiting for Ezra Pound in Merano.”




Amati, Ugo and Simona Rinciari. La Conca del Tempio: Ezra Pound e Sigismondo Malatesta. Milano: Libri Scheiwiller, 2001. 54pp.

“The Vase of the Temple: Ezra Pound and Sigismondo Malatesta”: Art inspired by the Malatesta cantos.

Campa, Riccardo. L'eta delle ombre. Oakdale, New York: Dowling College Press, 2001. 406pp.

“The Age of Shadows.”

Contino, Vittorugo, Antonio Pantano, and Enzo Papi. Ezra Pound: rendi forti i vecchi sogni. Roma: Istituto Editoriale Storico Artistico, 2001. 64pp.

“Make Strong the Old Dreams”: Biographical timeline, a work presented in Rome on the 30th anniversary of Pound’s death.

Tesauro, Alessando. Ezra Beat: Ezra Pound e la Beat Generation. Salerno: Libreria Ar, 2001. 44pp.

“Ezra Beat: Ezra Pound and the Beat Generation”: A light-hearted sketch of Pound’s legacy, drawing connections to the poets of the American Beat Generation.




Battilana, Marilla. La Muraglia di Gmünd: confronto poundiano fra due culture di fine millennio. Udine: Campanotto, 2000 [1996?]. 128pp.

“The Wall of Gmünd: Poundian Comparison between two End of Millenium Cultures.”

Pound, Ezra and Giambattista Vicari. Il fare aperto. Lettere 1939-1971. Ed. Anna Busetto Vicari and Luca Cesari. Milano: Archinto, 2000. 272pp.

“Open Dealing: Letters 1939-1971”: Letters exchanged between Pound and his friend and editor Giambattista Vicari.

Echaurren, Pablo. Vite di poeti: Campana, Majakovskij, Pound. Torino: Boringhieri, 2000. 110pp.

“Lives of Poets: Campana, Majakovskij, Pound”. Echaurren’s pictorial biographies are a mixture of painting and comic-strip, pastiches with extracts from the poets, attempting to bring out—in this new medium—some part of each author’s essence.

Lazzeri, Daniele, ed. Ezra Pound perforatore di roccia. Milano: Barbarossa, 2000. 116pp.

“Ezra Pound Rock-Driller”: Collection of essays aiming to interpret the economic positions taken up by Pound over the course of his career as a public figure and poet.












Società Letteraria Rapallo. Il Mare. Supplemento letterario 1932-1933. Rapallo: Comune di Rapallo (Azienda Grafica Busco Editrice). 1999. xiv+433pp. 

A full reprint of the Il Mare Literary Supplement, co-edited by Pound, with articles by Pound and his associates. 




Ardizzone, Maria Luisa and Mario Luzi, eds. Dante e Pound. Ravenna: Longo, 1998. 245pp.

“Dante and Pound”: The proceedings of the International Conference of Studies on Dante and Pound organised by the Opera di Dante, the Ravenna Library and the New York University Dept. of Italian. Ravenna 8-10 September 1995. Most of the essays in this book are in English.


Pier Paolo D’Attorre. “Saluto del Sindaco di Ravenna” [Welcome from the Mayor of Ravenna] 7-10.

Maria Luisa Ardizzone. “Introduzione” 11-16.

Mario Luzi. “Prolusione” 17-22.

Mary de Rachewiltz “Radiando lui cagiona” 23-34.

Hugh Kenner. “Pound and the American Dante” 35-38.

A. Walton Litz. “Dante, Pound, Eliot: The Visionary Company” 39-46.

Paolo Cherchi. “Pound and ‘The Spirit of Romance’” 47-62.

Reed Way Dasenbrock. “Saladin, Confucius, and the Status of the Other in Dante and Pound” 63-76.

Vanni Scheiwiller. “Il ‘Dante’ di Ezra Pound” 77-86.

Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos. “Pound Reading Dante ‘Reading’ Homer: The Survival of the Palingetic Tradition in Ezra Pound’s ‘The Cantos’” 87-100.

Louis L. Martz. “Prophetic Voice in Dante and Pound” 101-116.

Peter J. Makin. “The Shape of Pound’s Dante” 117-136.

Giuseppe Mazzotta. “Pound’s Canto 74 and Dante’s Pisan Canto” 137-146.

Stephen Sicari. “In Dante’s Memory: Pound’s Modernist Allegory” 147-158.

Tim Redman. “Pound’s Debt to Dante” 159-166.

Theodore J. Cachey Jr. “Between Hermeneutics and Poetics: BinBin’s Dante Revisited” 167-188.

Leon Surette. “Pound and Eccentric Dante Scholars” 189-204.

Maria Luisa Ardizzone. “Pound as a Reader of Aristotle and His Medieval Commentators and Dante’s Commedia” 205-228.

Federica Anichini “Sommario italiano dei contributi in inglese” [Italian summary of English contributions] 233-245.

Pound, Ezra. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley e The Banquet, un inedito teatrale. Ed. G. E. Picone. Milano: Greco & Greco, 1998. 208pp.

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley and The Banquet, an unpublished play.”

Pound, Ezra. Radiodiscorsi. Introduzioni contraposte di Andrea Colombo e Pietro Sanavio. Girasole, 1998.

Singh, Ghan, and G. Barfoot. Il Novecento inglese e italiano: saggi critici e comparativi: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti. Pasian di Prato Udine: Campanotto, 1998. 503pp.

“The English and Italian 1900s: Critical and Comparative Essays”: A collection of essays that discuss a wide range of authors including Pound and Eliot, but that go much farther afield in the English and Italian traditions. Some essays in English.

from the 

Singh. “Il Dante di Ezra Pound” [The Dante of Ezra Pound] 13-28.

Barfoot. “The Theme of Usury in Dante and Pound” 57-82.

Barfoot. “Dante in Pound’s Criticism” 58-82.

Barfoot. “ ‘Guida alla Cultura’ di Pound” [Guide to Kulchur by Pound] 107-114.

Singh. “Ezra Pound tra pensiero e poesia” [Ezra Pound between Thought and Poetry] 115-120.

Singh. “Il credo critic di Pound” [Pound’s critical creed] 121-142.

Singh. “Don Juan and The Cantos” 157-170.

Singh. “Pound and Thomas Hardy” 191-200.

Singh. “Pound and Eliot” 225-240.

Singh. “Ungaretti e Pound” [Ungaretti and Pound] 261-268.

Barfoot. “Pound e la sua idea di una rivista letteraria” [Pound and his idea of a literary review] 397-404.

Barfoot. “Ezra Pound as Translator of Leopardi” 449-456.

Tryphonopoulos, Demetres, Gianfranco De Turris, and Caterina Ranchetti. Ezra Pound e l'occulto: le radici esoteriche dei Cantos. Roma: Edizioni mediterranee, 1998.

This is a translation of The Celestial Tradition: A Study of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos.




Gallesi, Luca ed. Ezra Pound educatore. Atti del Convegno internazionale, Milano, 17-18-19 gennaio 1997. Milano: Terziaria, 1997. 325pp.

“Ezra Pound the Educator: Proceedings of the International Conference, Milan, 17-19 January 1997”: Articles presented in English were translated into Italian by Cristina Guenzi.


Luca Gallesi. “Introduzione” [Introduction].

Girgio Lunghini “With usura contro natura: Pound moralista” [With Usura against nature: Pound the Moralist] 3-16.

Quirino Principe “ABC of Reading: educazione alla lettura come oltraggio alle istituzioni” [ABC of Reading: learning to read as an act of transgressing against institutions] 12-24.

Mary de Rachewiltz. “Ezra Pound e l’Editto Sacro: Cantos 98 e 99” [Ezra Pound and the Sacred Edict: Cantos 98 and 99] 25-32.

Tomaso Kemeny. “Ezra Pound come ‘wonderworker’” [Ezra Pound as Wonderworker] 33-52.

Mario Marcolla “La dinastia degli Adams e le fonti politiche americane nel pensiero di Ezra Pound” [The Adams dynasty and the American Political Sources in Pound’s Thought] 55-64.

Giano Accame. “Ritorno a Jefferson” [Return to Jefferson] 66-74.

David Moody. “L’intelligenza è individuale” [Intelligence is Individual] 75-94.

Andrea Sciffo. “L’arte della poesia: Pound, Eliot, Hulme, Quadrelli” [The Art of Poetry: Pound, Eliot, Hulme, Quadrelli” ] 95-106.

Leon Surette. “Pound ‘guru’ economico” [Pound as economic ‘guru’ ] 107-128.

Piero Buscaroli. “Ezra Pound e il mito italiano” [Ezra Pound and the Italian Myth] 129-144.

Piero Sanavio “Ezra Pound educatore e l’antibergsonianismo” [Ezra Pound as Educator and Antibergsonianism] 145-164.

Massimo Baciagalupo. “I Cantos come libro di testo” [The Cantos as Text-Book] 165-176.

Franco Buffoni. “Considerazioni su Pound e la poesia italiana del novecento” [Thoughts on Pound and Twentieth Century Italian Poetry] 177-198.

Demetres Tryphonopoulos. “‘(T)hat…the phallos perceives its aim’: L’aspetto educativo del coito nell’opera di Ezra Pound” [“(T)hat the phallos perceives its aim”: The Educational Aspect of Coitus in the Work of Ezra Pound] 199-230.

Andrea Colombo. “Ezra Pound educatore alla radio” [Ezra Pound as educator on the Radio] 231-251.

Gianfranco de Turris. “L’insegnamento morale di Pound durante la R.S.I.” [Pound’s moral teachings during the R.S.I.] 251-273.

Tim Redman. “Ezra Pound al Wabash College” [Ezra Pound at Wabash College] 274-292.

Patricia Cockram. “ABC (ed E) del leggere. L’ipertessitura dei Cantos” [ABC (and E) of reading: the hyper-weaving of The Cantos] 293-302.

Enrico Groppali. “Ezra Pound e il Teatro” [Ezra Pound and Theatre] 303-310.

Robert Mussapi. “Ezra Pound e Shakespeare” [Ezra Pound and Shakespeare] 311-314.

Cesare Cavalleri. “Postfazione” [Afterword].

Ezra Pound e le arti: la bellezza è difficile. Milano: Skira editore, 1997.

“Ezra Pound and the Arts: Beauty is Difficult.” Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan, 15 January - 23 February, 1997.



Mary de Rachewiltz. “Ezra Pound a Milano” [Ezra Pound in Milan] 15-16.

Rossana Bossaglia. “La bellezza è difficile” [Beauty is Difficult] 17-19.

Ezra Pound. “Grazia, cioè bellezza in movimento” [Grace, that is Beauty in Motion] 19-22.

Vanni Scheiwiller. “Ezra Pound a/e Milano (e la Lombardia)” [Ezra Pound in/and Milan (and Lombardy) 23-26.

Maria Luisa Ardizzone. “Per una estetica della téchne” [Towards and Aesthetics of Techne] 27-30.

Massimo Bacigalupo. “Poesia e scultura in Pound” [Poetry and Sculpture in Pound] 31-14.

Roberto Sanesi. “Variazione sul canto XC – in memoria” [Variation on Canto XC – In Memoriam] 35-36.

Mary de Rachewiltz. “Ezra Pound ‘che nell’aria scolpisce’” [Ezra Pound 'with a mouthful of air' ] 37-38.

Luca Gallesi. “‘Ascoltando l’incenso’: Pound e l’idea di civiltà” [“Listening to Incense”: Pound and the Idea of Civilization] 39-40.

Giano Accame. “Pound economista in difesa della democrazia” [Pound as Economist in the Defence of Democracy] 41-44.

Vanni Scheiwiller. “Ezra Pound: dal ritratto vorticista di Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1914) all’olotratto di Filippo Avalle (1990)” [Ezra Pound: From the Vorticist portrait by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1914) to the holo-portrait by Filippo Avalle (1990)] 45-46.

Andrea Beolchi. “Così è Paradiso” [This Is Paradise] 47-48.

Massimo Venuti. “Pound e la musica” [Pound and Music] 49-52.

Remo Guidieri. “The Stone Under Elm” 53-56.

Maurizio Cecchetti. “Hortus (un ‘sacro recinto’ per l’arte contemporanea)” [Hortus (a ‘holy enclosure’ for contemporary art)] 57-60.

Pound, Ezra. Omaggio a Sesto Properzio. Milan: SE, 1997. 110pp.

A revised edition of Bacigalupo’s annotated bilingual edition (and critical text) of Homage to Sextus Propertius(1984).

Pound, Ezra. Lettere dalla Sicilia e due frammenti ritrovati. A cura di Mary de Rachewiltz. Valverde di Catania: Il Girasole Edizioni, 1997. 

“Letters from Sicily and two newly found fragments.” Contains 8 unpublished letters in Italian translation, with facing facsimile of original English manuscript text, written by Ezra Pound to his parents during a brief stay in Sicily, with two non-edited fragments.

Pound, Ezra. Poesie. Testo originale a fronte. A cura di G. Singh. Newton Compton, 1997. 




Contino, Vittorugo, and Diego Mormorio. Ezra Pound fotografato da Vittorugo Contino. Milano: Franco Sciardelli, 1996. 50pp.

“Ezra Pound photographed by Vittorugo Contino”: a collection of 22 black and white photographs of Pound taken by Contino, accompanied by some words of Mormorio.

Gaietto, Pietro, Cinquanta sculture sui Cantos di Ezra Pound. Fifty Sculptures on The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Genoa: Erga, 1996. 104pp.

Fifty of Gaietto’s assembled works are reproduced in color with captions from The Cantos which they intend to illustrate, mostly wittily. The volume includes contributions by Massimo Bacigalupo, Licia Filingeri, Pietro Gaietto, James Laughlin, Martino Oberto, Ezra Pound, Mary de Rachewiltz.

Libri Scheiwiller. Giovanni e Vanni Scheiwiller: seventy years of publishing, 1925-1995: Italy as a publishing bridge between East and West. Milano: Libri Scheiwiller, 1996. 68pp.

Contains Pound’s  “Nuova economia editoriale” in the original Italian: catalogue of the exhibition held at the Biblioteca della Casa Italiana of Columbia University, 1-3 May 1996.

Pound, Ezra. Ritorna età dell'oro. Ritmi della poesia d'Italia scelti o volti in inglese da Ezra Pound. Ed. Luca Cesari. Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 1996. 120pp.

“Return, Age of Gold: Rhythms of Italian Poetry Chosen or Translated in English by Ezra Pound”: an anthology of Italian poetry that Pound recommended or translated, with an essay by Cesari.




Accame, Giano. Ezra Pound economista. Contro l'usura. Roma: Settimo Sigillo, 1995. 266pp.

“Ezra Pound the Economist: Against Usury”: a study of how theories of monetary systems find their way into Pound’s thought and especially into The Cantos. Accame’s journalistic background allows for some illuminating historical comparisons and also for an ethical angle which accepts and develops Pound’s teachings. Reviewed by Massimo Bacigalupo in Paideuma 26.1 (1997): 137-40. 

Camboni, Marina, ed. H(ilda) D(oolittle) e il suo mondo: Atti della giornata di studio su H.D. Palermo, 18 ottobre 1990. Palermo: Università di Palermo, 1995. 130pp.

“H(ilda) D(oolittle) and her World: Proceedings of the One-Day Seminar on H.D., Palermo, 18 October 1990.”

from the Contents:

de Rachewiltz, Mary. “H.D. e Ezra Pound” [H.D. and Ezra Pound] 13-16.

Baccolini, Raffaella. “’Words were her plague and words were her redemption’: H.D., Pound, Dante e il linguaggio della tradizione” [“Words were her plague and words were her redemption” H.D., Pound, Dante and the language of tradition] 93-102.

Confucio. AnalectaEzra Pound. Ed. M. de Rachewiltz. Milano: Libri Scheiwiller, 1995. 169pp.

Pound’s version of Confucius’ Analects—in Italian.

Gourmont, Remy de. Fisica dell’amore. Milano: ES, 1995. 184pp.

Contains Pound’s “Remy de Gourmont,” in Pound. Saggi Letterari [Literary Essays]. 1957. Trans. Nemi d’Agostino.




Accame, Giano, Giacinto Auriti, and Antonio Billeci. La filosofia del denaro dopo Ezra Pound: Atti del convegno tenutosi a Palermo il 26-27 novembre 1993. Palermo: Fondazione culturale Lauro Chiazzese della Sicilcassa, 1994. 94pp.

“The Philosophy of Money after Ezra Pound: Proceedings of the Conference held at Palermo on the 26-27 of November 1993.”


Pillitteri, Francesco. “Perché il convegno” [Why this Conference] 7-10.

Accame, Giano. “Attualità di Pound economista” [Contempory Matters of Pound the Economist] 11-24.

Lunghini, Giorgio. “Whit Usura contra natura: Pound moralista” [sic.] [With Usury against nature: Pound the Moralist] 25-34.

de Rachewiltz, Mary. “Economia confuciana” [Confucian Economics] 35-40.

Coppellotti, Francesco. “Segreto e forme della seconda natura: da Ezra Pound a Alfred Sohn-Rethel” [Secret and forms of the second nature” from Ezra Pound to Alfred Sohn-Rethel] 41-56.

Sanavio, Piero. “Economia e denaro in Ezra Pound” [Economics and Money in Ezra Pound] 57-68.

Auriti, Giacinto. “Il valore indotto della moneta” [The Induced Value of Currency] 69-76.

Billeci, Antonio. “La politica economica del paradiso di Ezra Pound” [The Economic Politics of Ezra Pound’s Earthly Paradise] 77-90.

H.D. Fine al tormento. Ricordo di Ezra Pound, con le lettere di Ezra Pound all’autrice, 1958-1961. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Milan: Archinto. 156pp.

“End to Torment: A Memoir of Ezra Pound, with Ezra Pound’s Letters to the Author, 1958-1961.” An annotated translation of the original (uncensored) text of End to Torment, including Pound’s unpublished letters to H.D. in response to her memoir and David Rattay’s “Weekend at St. Elizabeths.”

Livorni, Ernesto. Avanguardia e tradizione. Ezra Pound e Giuseppe Ungaretti. Firenze: Le Lettere, 1998. 381pp.

“Avante-Garde and Tradition: Ezra Pound and Giuseppe Ungaretti”: a study of the stylistics of these two great twentieth century poets, and their interactions with the paradox of a veritable tradition of assuming the postures of the avant-garde, as a natural consequence of the manner in which each avant-garde finds itself engaged in an act of ‘recuperating’ some of the values of the past under its new perspectives. Reviewed in Italica 77.3 (2000), 430-432.

Pantano, Antonio and Singh, Ghan. La Musa di Ezra Pound: Olga Rudge. Roma: dell'APE, 1994. 206pp.

“Ezra Pound’s Muse: Olga Rudge”: A composite production including English-language poems by Singh and essays by Pantano (mainly a collection of previous essays and articles on Olga Rudge), the book was put together in honour of Rudge’s 99th birthday.

Pound, Ezra. L’ABC dell’economia. Lavorare meno lavorare tutti. Ed. G. Leuzzi. Firenze (Magreglio): Shakespeare & Company, 1994. 193pp.

“ABC of Economics. Work Less, [so that] All Work.”

Pound, Ezra. L’ABC dell’economia e altri scritti. Ed. Mary de Rachewiltz and Giorgio Lunghini. Trans. Andrea  Colombo Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 1994. 165pp.

“ABC of Economics and other writings.”

Pound, Ezra. Cantos Scelti. Ed. and trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. Milano: Mondadori, 1994. 291pp.

“Selected Cantos.” Edited and translated by Mary de Rachewiltz.




Montanari, Saturno. Il vento porta lontane parole. Opera poetica. Ed. Marco Antonio Bazzocchi and Fausto Curi. Trans. Ezra Pound. Lugo: Edizioni del Bradipo, 1993. 292pp.

“The wind brings remote words. Poetic Work”: a collection of Montanari’s poems with an ample introduction by Curi and Pound’s translations of some of Montanari’s poems.

Pound, Ezra. Aforismi e detti memorabili. Ed. G. Singh. Roma: Tascabili Economici Newton, 1993. 93pp.

“Aphorisms and memorable statements.” 

Pound, Ezra. Antiche poesie cinesi. Eds. Alessandra Lavagnino and Maria Rita Masci. Trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. Torino: Einaudi, 1993. 183pp.

“Ancient Chinese Poems”: a unique trilingual collection of the Cathay poems with the original Chinese, a scholarly Italian translation, Pound’s English and de Rachewiltz’s translations of the latter. With critical apparatus.

Pound, Ezra. Most High Lord. La traduzione del Cantico di Frate Sole di San Francesco d’Assisi e Pensieri sull’amore di Riccardo da San Vittore. Ed. Luca Cesari. Design Maurizio Osti. Preface Mary de Rachewiltz. Verucchio: Pazzini, 1993. 92pp.

“Most High Lord. The Translation of the Cantico di Frate Sole by Saint Francis of Assisi and the Thoughts/Reflections on Love by Richard de San Victor.”




Alighieri, Dante and Ezra Pound. Due viaggi di Ulisse. Quaestio sul Paradiso. Rimini: Guaraldi, 1992. 15pp.

“Two Journeys of Odysseus. An Inquiry on Paradise.”

Bacigalupo, Giuseppe. Ieri a Rapallo. Pasiàn di Prato: Campanotto, 1992 [printed 1993]. 169pp.

“Yesterday in Rapallo.” The second edition of Dr. Bacigalupo’s illustrated memoir (1st ed. 1980), with a substantial chapter on Pound (pp.75-89), and other chapters (new to the 2nd ed.) on his associates James Laughlin  (pp. 97-104), Desmond Chute (pp. 119-134), and Rolando Monti (pp. 139-150). A third, posthumous edition, with additions, appeared in 2002 (MIN 1.3).

Contino, Vittorugo, and Olga Rudge. Pound Flash-Back. Roma: Litografia Bruni, 1992. 48pp.

“Pound Flash-Back”: Photos of Pound taken by Contino at Pound’s house in Venice, during Pasolini’s famous interview. Introductory note by Olga Rudge.

Gallesi, Luca, ed. Ezra Pound 1972-1992. Milano: Greco & Greco, 1992. 605pp.

“Ezra Pound 1972-1992.” A large collection of essays, some academic, some by writers-poets, some of dubious political import.


Luca Gallesi. “Nota Introduttiva” [Introductory Note] 11-16.

Giano Accame. “Alterne fortune di Pound economista” [The Alternate Fortunes of Pound the Economist] 17-46.

Rosellina Archinto. “Un amico sincero” [A Sincere Friend] 48-50.

Ezra Pound. “Una lettera da Parigi” [A Letter from Paris] 51-62.

Massimo Bacigalupo. “Palinsesti dei Canti Pisani” [Palimpsests of the Pisan Cantos ] 63-118.

Mario Bernardi Guardi. “Ez, Zero” [Ez, Zero] 119-128.

Roberto Bolzoni. “Nel castello di Ezra” [In Ezra’s Castle] 129-138.

Franco Buffoni. “Sogno per Pound” [A Dream for Pound] 139-144.

Carlo Fabrizio Carli. “Pound e l’architettura” [Pound and Architecture] 145-154.

Stefano Maria Casella. “To adjust the spelling of Guido” 155-198.

Cesare Cavalleri. “Il tempo Edace” [Edacious Time] 199-204.

Giuseppe Centore. “Per Ezra Pound rapsodia no 2” [For Ezra Pound rhapsody Number 2] 205-210.

Luca Cesari. “Pound e il farsi ‘scannar’” [Pound and letting them ‘scannar’] 211-224.

Giancarlo Consonni. “Canzone per Pound” [Song for Pound] 225-230.

Rosita Copioli. “Un’immagine da correggere” [An Image to Correct] 231-242.

Sandro Cordeschi. “Tradizione e traduzione: suggestioni romanze alle radici della Poesia di Ezra Pound” [Tradition and Translation: Romance influences at the roots of Pound’s Poetry] 243-276.

Franco de Faveri. “Alla ricerca di Pound” [In Search of Pound] 277-286.

Vittorio de Matteis. “L’amore, le ombre, le parole” [Love, Shadows, Words] 287-296.

Boris de Rachewiltz. “Pound traduttore di liriche egizie” [Pound as a translator of Egyptian lyrics] 297-308.

Mary de Rachewiltz. “Perché si tace” [The reason for silence] 309-312.

Gianfranco de Turis. “‘L’asse che non vacilla’ Ezra Pound durante la RSI” [The Unwobbling Pivot. Ezra Pound during the RSI ] 313-346.

Roberto Giannoni. “Un comico all’Amleto” [A Comedian à la Hamlet ] 347-358.

Cristina Guenzi. “Homage to Sextus Propertius: La ‘recusatio’ di Ezra Pound” [Homage to Sextus Propertius: the ‘recusatio’ of Ezra Pound] 359-376.

Antonio Landolfini. “Pound e gli eretici dell’economia” [Pound and the Economy’s Heretics] 377-391.

Anna Lo Giudice. “L’elemento classico nella metodologia critica di Ezra Pound” [The Classical Element in Ezra Pound’s Critical Methodology] 393-426.

Massimo Mandolini Pesaresi. “Ezra Pound, poeta greco” [Ezra Pound, Greek Poet] 427-436.

Antoni Manfredi. “Il Silenzio di Pound” [Pound’s Silence] 437-442.

Federico Marchetti. “Cenni biografici su Averardo Marchetti, l’amico ‘alberghiere’ di Ezra Pound” [Biographical Notes on Averardo Marchetti, Ezra Pound’s ‘hotelier’ Friend] 443-446.

Vittorio Orsenigo. “Oscurita e lampo fosforico” [Obscurity and Phosphorescent Lightning] 447-456.

Giuseppe. E. Picone. “Fenollosa – Pound: una ars poetica” [Fenollosa – Pound: an ars poetica] 457-480.

Raffaele Perrotta. “Il dream Poundiano” [ The Poundian Dream ] 481-494.

Caterina Ricciardi. “Un’immagine di Piero della Francesca nella mitografia dei Canti Pisani ” [An Image by Piero della Francesca in the mythography of the Pisan Cantos] 495-518.

Claudia Salaris. “Pound e Marinetti. L’occhio del ciclone” [Pound and Marinetti. The Eye of the Storm] 519-541.

Luigi Serravalli. “Ezra Pound” [Ezra Pound] 541-546.

Eugenio Tomiolo. “Ancuo giorno dei morti ghe xe’ l sol” [Ancuo giorno dei morti ghe xe’ l sol] 547-550.

Marcello Veneziani. “Ezra Pound, il poeta, la guerra e l’usura” [Ezra Pound, the Poet, the War and Usury] 551-560.

Vittorio Vettori. “L’infuturamento della vita di Dante nella Pound Era” [The ‘infuturing’ of Dante’s life in The Pound Era” 561-586.

Zinaida Vengerova. “Appendice: Intervista a Ezra Pound” [Appendix: Interview with Ezra Pound] 587-592.

Grana, Gianni. Genio orfico di Emilio Villa. L'apoesi europea da Mallarmé a Pound. Milano: Marzorati, 1992. 738pp.

“The Orphic Genius of Emilio Villa: European Apoesis from Mallarmé to Pound”; this study traces "apoesis" - a term Grana devises to follow alternative poetic practices such as Mallarmé's "pure poetry," Marinetti's "parole in libertá," surrealist "automated writing" and Ezra Pound's "ideogram" as a historical contextualization of his primary interest, the Italian poet Emilio Villa.

from the Contents

Eliot e Pound: due orizzonti e due destini [Eliot and Pound: two horizons and two destinies] 141-150.

L'ideogramma e la memoria epica della cultura [The ideogram and the epic memory of culture] 151-166.

Pound, Ezra. Lettere da Parigi 1920-1923. Ed. Marina Premoli. Milano: Rossellina Archinto, 1992. 140pp.

“Letters from Paris.” Original Title: The Island of Paris. [Letters to The Dial.]

Pound, Ezra. Prologo di Natale. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Trans. Elio Fiore. Milano: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro [Vanni Scheiwiller], 1992. 56pp.

Original Title: Christmas Prologue, A translation of Pound’s poem with an ample introduction by Bacigalupo.

Pound, Ezra and Rudd Fleming. Elettra di Sofocle. Ed. Mary de Rachewiltz. Milano: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro [Vanni Scheiwiller], 1992. 107pp.

“Sophocles’ Electra.”




Cesari, Luca, and Massimo Pulini. Il cielo del tempio. Un libro di pietra per il Malatestiano e per Ezra Pound. Canti scolpiti di Luca Cesari e ardesie dipinte di Massimo Pulini. Ravenna: Essegi, 1991.

“The Sky of the Temple: a Book of Stone for the Malatesta Temple and for Ezra Pound.” A book of art work and poems inspired by Pound, including images of sculptures and painted tiles.

Cianci, Giovanni. Modernismo/Modernismi dall’avanguardia storica agli anni Trenta e oltre. Milan: Principato, 1991. 576pp.

“Modernism/Modernisms from the Historical Avant-Garde to the 1930s and Beyond.” Includes essays on Imagism, Vorticism, Pound, Ford, Hulme, Lewis, Eliot, Joyce, Yeats etc. by Massimo Bacigalupo, Ruggero Bianchi, Giovanni Cianci, Aldo Tagliaferri, Silvano Sabbadini and others.

Pound, Ezra. Una lettera, una poesia con tre fac-simili inediti. Ed. Maria Luisa Ardizzone. Cassinetta di Lugagnano: Edizioni Antica Osteria del Ponte (Milano: Girgio Lucini), 1991. 43pp.

“A letter, a poem with three unpublished fac-similes.” 400 copies printed for the friends of Renata, Ezio and Maurizion Santin.

Pound, Ezra. Song. Canzone. Trans. Giuseppe Ungaretti. Milano: Edizioni del Buon Tempo, 1991. 1p.

A single sheet publication, containing also a xilogram by Lucio Passerini. 66 non-numbered copies were printed.

Ricciardi, Caterina. Eikones. Ezra Pound e il Rinascimento. Napoli: Liguori, 1991. 334pp.

“Eikones: Ezra Pound and the Renaissance”: this study deals with Pound’s hermeticism and iconology, as well as his interest in the figuration of Venus. It is particularly focused on Pound’s various ekphrases, which it introduces with a discussion on how the discourse of dismemberment (particularly of Osiris) underpins Pound’s readings of visual “icons.”

Ricciardi, Caterina, ed. Idee fondamentali. «Meridiano di Roma» 1939-1943. Roma: Lucarini, 1991. 177pp.

“Fundamental Ideas”; this is a selection of Pound’s mainly political contributions to the weekly Meridiano di Roma. Ricciardi provides an introduction and some supplementary materials.

Scheiwiller, Vanni, ed. Beauty Is Difficult. Homage to Ezra Pound. Preface by Rossana Bossaglia. Bozen: Museum für Moderne Kunst; Milan: Libri Scheiwiller, 1991. 162pp.

Catalogue of exhibition at Bolzano, Museum of Modern Art (May 31-July 28, 1991). Includes texts by Mary de Rachewiltz, Piero Dorazio, Piero Sanavio, Maria Luisa Ardizzone, and Vanni Scheiwiller.




Marchiò, Roberto Baronti. Il Futurismo in Inghilterra tra avanguardia e classicismo. Rome: Bulzoni, 1990. 315pp.

“Futurism in England between the Avant-garde and Classicism”: Pound figures large in this study of the English reception and influence of Italian Futurism.

Cesari, Luca. Passava per Rimini in giugni: Ezra Pound e il Montefeltro. Urbino: Editrice Montefeltro, 1990. 105pp.

“I was passing through Rimini in June: Ezra Pound and the Montefeltro Region”: this book includes a previously unpublished letter from Pound to Aldo Francesco Massera, librarian of the Gambalunga Library in Rimini, a well-known philologist and expert in the history of the Malatestas. The letter, written Sept. 15 1922, beginning with the line that the book takes as its title, is used by Cesari to trace Pound’s relationship with the Montefeltro region, with special reference to the Malatesta Cantos.











de Rachewiltz, Mary, ed. Per conoscere Pound. Milano: Mondadori, 1989. lxviii+468p.

“Introduction to Pound”: selected poetry and prose, with an introductory essay by Maria Luisa Ardizzone.




Cambiè, Giorgio M., and Paola Marchiori. Il Garda nella poesia e nella vita di Ezra Pound. Verona: Edizioni Scaligere, 1987. 56p.

“The Garda Region in the Poetry and Life of Ezra Pound”: A collection of materials from Pound’s stay in Sirmione, including some letters. The book appears to have been re-launched at a Casa Pound event in Bolzano on 15 November 2010.




Bacigalupo, Massimo, ed. “Ezra Pound.” Il Verri 7.11-12 (1986): 63+95.

Il Verri, a magazine of literature and aesthetics created by Luciano Anceschi in Milan in 1956, devoted two issues of its seventh series to Pound on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, Issue 11 is mostly devoted to creative texts by Pound, Basil Bunting, Donald Davie, Guy Davenport, Denise Levertov, Girolamo Mancuso. Issue 12 has prose and criticism. The following Contents include only materials directly related to Pound.


Issue #11 

Pound. Ezra. “Tre canti [I]” [Three Cantos I]. Trans. Massimo Bacigalupo. 6-12.

Pound. Ezra. “Omaggio a Sesto Properzio (I)” [Homage to Sextus Propertius (I)]. Trans. Massimo Bacigalupo. 13-17.

Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Urcantos, Propertius, Cantos: Pound dal ritardo al sorpasso” [Urcantos, Propertius, Cantos: Pound from belatedness to innovation] 18-22.

Pound. Ezra. “Canto CVI” Trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. 23-25.

Ardizzone, Maria Luisa. “Nota a Canto CVI” [Note to Canto CVI] 26-29.


Issue #12

Pound, Ezra. “Da Guida alla Kultura” [From Guide to Kulchur]. Trans. Massimo Bacigalupo. 5-16.

Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Lo sperimentalista pentito” [The Penitent Experimentalist] 17-20.

Davie, Donald. “I Cantos: per una lettura pedestre” [The Cantos: Toward a Pedestrian Reading] 21-28.

Perloff, Marjorie. “Pound/Stevens: di chi l’era?” [Pound/Stevens: Whose Era?] 29-63.

Bacigalupo, Massimo. “‘Per parte nostra sappiamo cancellare’: al lavoro su due poemetti di Pound” [“We have kept our erasers in order”: at work on two Poundian sequences”] 64-76.

Alexander, Michael. “Il sense of humour di Pound” [Pound’s sense of humour] 77-84.

de Rachewiltz, Mary, and Maria Luisa Ardizzone, eds. “Ezra Pound.” Galleria 35.3-6 (1986): 109-349. 

“Ezra Pound”: A series of essays on Pound’s life and work published in dedicated issues of the periodical Galleria


Hall, Donald. “Ezra Pound: una intervista” [Ezra Pound: An Interview] 116-40.

de Rachewiltz, Mary. “Frammenti di un’atmosfera” [Fragments of an Atmosphere] 141-54.

Ardizzone, Maria Luisa. “La sapienza del sensibile. Pound (Cavalcanti) Aristotele. Prolegomena” [The Wisdom of the Sensible: Pound (Cavalcanti) Aristotle. Prolegomena.] 155-82.

Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Un poeta a Rapallo” [A Poet in Rapallo] 183-89.

Branca, Vittore. “Anni veneziani di Pound” [Pound’s Venetian Years] 190-91.

Cuffini, Anna. “Pound/Linati. Nota di Nemi d’Agostino” [Pound/Linati. Preface by Nemi d’Agostino] 192-201.

Cattaneo, Arturo. “Il De Reditu poundiano” [Pound’s De Reditu] 202-22.   

Corti, Maria. “Quattro poeti leggono Dante: riflessioni” [Four Poets Read Dante: Reflections] 223-43.

de Rachewiltz, Boris. “Il paradiso dimenticato” [The Forgotten Paradise] 244-50.

Gallup, Donald. “Alcune note su Pound e la censura” [Some Notes on Pound and Censorship] 251-57.

Gavazzeni, Gianandrea. “Pound ama la musica” [Pound Loves Music] 258-60.

Giudici, Giovanni. “Note di un traduttore del ‘Mauberley’” [Notes by a Translator of “Mauberley”] 261-63.

Gramigna, Giuliano. “Note per una prima lettura dei Cantos” [Notes for a First Reading of The Cantos] 264-68.

Luzi, Mario. “Di una lettura imperfetta” [Of an Imperfect Reading] 269-72.

Raboni, Giovanni. “Nella fucina del gran fabbro” [In the Forge of the Great Smith] 273-76. 

Sanguineti, Edoardo. “Omaggio a Catullo” [Homage to Catullus] 277-80.

Siciliano, Enzo. “La divina tragedia” [The Divine Tragedy] 281-82.

Scheiwiller, Vanni. “Vent’anni di fedeltà a Pound. I miei vent’anni” [Twenty Years of Fidelity to Pound: My Twenty Years] 283-85.

Tagliaferri, Aldo. “Sull’eclissi del cerchio ideale nei Cantos di Pound” [On the Eclipse of the Ideal  Circle in Pound’s Cantos] 286-93.

Tordi. Rosita. “ ‘In meine Heimat’: Pound e Ungaretti” [“In meine Heimat”: Pound and Ungaretti] 294-302.

Williams, William Carlos. “Dall’autobiografia: Ricordi su Pound. Nota di Marco Forti” [From the Autobiography. Memories of Pound. Preface by Marco Forti] 303-31.

de Rachewiltz, Mary. “Bibliografia” [Bibliography] 333-49.

Sanavio, Piero. La gabbia di Ezra Pound. Milano: Scheiwiller, 1986, 197p 

“The Cage of Ezra Pound”: memoir, biography and criticism by a scholar who visited Pound at St. Elizabeths, with excerpts from Pound’s letters.




Accame, Giano et al. Ezra Pound 1985Omaggio ad Ezra Pound nel centenario della nascita, Roma: Antonio Pantano Editore. Comitato per il centenario di Ezra Pound, 1985. 108p.

“Ezra Pound 1985. Homage to Ezra Pound in the centenary of his birth”: includes essays by Giano Accame, Franz Maria D'Asano, Francesco Grisi, Antonio Pantano, Gianfranco De Turris: also a photostatic reprint of Pound’s “Verso un’economia ortologica” [Gallup C1406, 1410, 1416, 1542].

Bacigalupo, Massimo, ed. Ezra Pound: un poeta a Rapallo. Genova: Edizioni San Marco dei Giustiniani, 1985. 100p.

“Ezra Pound: a Poet in Rapallo”: a volume of photographs, documents and texts published to accompany the exhibition of the same title, curated by Massimo Bacigalupo and held in Rapallo, 1 June-14 July 1985.


Bacigalupo, Massimo. “Introduzione” [Introduction] 3-7.

Pound, Ezra. “Il Tigullio nella poesia di Pound” [The Tigullio in Pound’s poetry] 11-32.

Pound, Ezra. “Il Mare” Articles from Il Mare 33-41.

Rudge, Olga. “Madox Ford a Rapallo” [Madox Ford in Rapallo]. Reprinted from Il Mare 42.

Zukofsky Louis and Basil Bunting. “Versi e versioni” [Verses and Version] Reprinted from Il Mare 43.

Dodsworth, Edmondo. “Ezra Pound in un giudizio di Gino Saviotti” [Ezra Pound in the Judgment of Gino Saviotti] Reprinted from Il Mare 44.

Marinetti, Filippo Tomaso. “Lettera ad Ezra Pound” [Letter to Ezra Pound] Reprinted from Il Mare 45.

Pound, Ezra. “Cronache musicali di Pound” [Pound’s Music Chronicles] Reprinted from Il Mare 47-62.

Yeats, William Butler. “Un pacchetto per Ezra Pound” [A Packet for Ezra Pound] 65-67.

Montale, Eugenio. “Fronde d’alloro in un manicomio” [Laurel Fronds in a Madhouse] 67-9.

Eliot, Thomas Stearns. “Lettera al direttore del ‘Mare’” [Letter to the Editor of Il Mare] 69.

Monotti, Francesco. “A Rapallo con Pound” [In Rapallo with Pound] 70-71.

Chute, Desmond. “Paradiso dei poeti” [Poets’ Paradise] 72-73.

Laughlin, James. “L’Ezruversità di Rapallo” [Rapallo’s Ezruversity] 74-75.

Saviotti, Gino. “Lettera a Luciano Cherchi su ‘Il Mare’” [Letter on Il Mare to Luciano Cherchi] 76-78.

de Rachewiltz, Mary. “A S. Ambrogio” [At S. Ambrogio] 79-82.

Bacigalupo, Giuseppe. “Da compagno di tennis a medico” [From Tennis Partner to Physician] 83-86.

Costa, Irma. “Il ballo dell’orso” [The Bear Dance] 87.

Saviotti, Gino. “Il ritorno del 1959” [The Return of 1959] 88-89.

Monti, Rolando. “Ritraendo Pound” [Portraying Pound] 90-91.

Davie, Donald. “For the Opening of the Ezra Pound Exhbition in Rapallo, June 1, 1985” 92-95.

Cronologia [Chronology] 96-98.

Cima, Annalisa. Ezra Pound a Venezia: Da "Cici" alla Salute, con un inedito poundiano e dieci fotografie di Walter Mori. Milano: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, 1985.   Unpaginated (43pp).

“Ezra Pound in Venice: ‘Da Cici’ alla Salute” with an unpublished text by Pound and ten photographs by Walter Mori: Includes a 5-page note of a meeting with Pound in Venice by Cima (a poet), and Pound’s 4-page Italian text “I livelli di Venezia [Appunti per un documentario su Venezia]” (The Levels of Venice [Notes for a documentary on Venice]). 3000 copies printed for Vanni Scheiwiller, October 30, 1985.

Degli Uberti, Riccardo M. Ezra Pound: da Rapallo a Castel Fontana: memorie poundiane nel centenario del poeta. Bolzano: Centro di studi atesini, 1985. 34p

“Ezra Pound: from Rapallo to Brunnenburg: Poundian memories for the poet’s centenary”: An anthology of writings from the AVSER study group (a Christian, nationalistic, and humanistic association) written to commemorate Pound. They republished parts of their now sold-out book on their blog: Web. 5-Nov-2015.

de Rachewiltz, Mary, ed. I Cantos, by Ezra Pound. Milano: Mondadori, 1985. lxiii+1659p 

The Cantos by Ezra Pound: Includes “Commento” [Commentary] 1497-1633, by Mary de Rachewiltz in collaboration with Maria Luisa Ardizzone. This is the first complete edition of The Cantos (including cantos 72-73) ever published. It is also the only edition with the corrected Faber text to remain in print [2015].

Zorzi, Rosella Mamoli, ed. Ezra Pound a Venezia. Firenze: Olschki, 1985. 282p

“Ezra Pound in Venice”: Proceedings of a conference organized by the University of Venice at the Cini Foundation, Venice, May 31-June 1, 1984. 


Sergio Perosa, “Ezra Pound: per una visione d’assieme (maschere, epica della storia e dell’Io)” [Ezra Pound: towards a general perspective (masks, epic of history and of the ‘I’)] 7-30.

A. Walton Litz, “Pound in Venice 1913” 31-44.

Mary de Rachewiltz, “I livelli di Venezia” [The Levels of Venice] 45-48.

Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Per una lettura dei Cantos LXXII-LXXIII [Towards a reading of Cantos LXXII-LXXIII] 49-58.

Giuliana Gramigna “‘Questi volti fra la folla’: la doppia iscrizione in Pound” [“These faces in the crowd”: Pound’s double inscription] 59-66.

Vanni Scheiwiller, “A Lume spento: 1908-1958” 67-72.

Giorgio Manera, “Il rapporto Pound-Venezia” [The Pound-Venice relationship] 73-78.

Nemi D’Agostina, “Dante: un modello impossibile” [Dante: an impossible model] 79-102.

Guido Carboni, “I Canti dell’usura e la V Decade: ipotesi sulla forma dei Cantos” [The Usury Cantos and the Fith Decad: Hypothesis on the form of The Cantos] 103-116.

Marilla Battilana, “Primi Canti e Frammenti finali: il cerchio che non chiude" [First Cantos and Final Fragments: The Circle that does  not close] 117-134.

Wolfgang Kaempfer, “L’onnipresenza del tempo nei Cantos di Ezra Pound” [The Omnipresence of Time in the Cantos of Ezra Pound] 135-146.

Alfredo Rizzardi, “Osservazioni sulla tipologia delle immagini nei Pisan Cantos” [Observations on the Typology of Imagesin the Pisan Cantos] 147-156.

Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, “Il rapporto di Pound con le arti visive a Venezia” [Pound’s relationship to the Visual Arts in Venice] 157-170.

Michael Alexander, “Images of Venice in the poetry of Ezra Pound” 171-180.

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Liguria contro Venezia: due modelli nella poesia di Pound” [Liguria Versus Venice: Two Models in Pound’s Poetry] 181-202.

Desmond O’Grady, “Ezra Pound and creative translation” 203-206. 

Lionello Lanciotti, “L’utopia cinese di Pound” [Pound’s Chinese Utopia] 207-214.

David Anderson. “Pound alla ricerca di una lingua per Cavalcanti” [Pound in Search of a Language for Cavalcanti] 215-234.

Giuseppe Santomaso, “Il rapporto del pittore col poeta” [The Relationship of the Painter with the Poet] 235-240. 

Bianca Tarozzi, “Ezra Pound e A. E. Housman” [Ezra Pound and A. E. Housman] 241-250.

Marcello Pagnini, “Ezra Pound: episteme nel Novecento e acculturazione selvaggia” [Ezra Pound: Episteme in the 20th Century  and Untutored  Acquisition of Culture] 251-262.

Agostino Lombardo, “Pound e il sogno dell’artista americano” [Pound and the Dream of the American Artist] 263-280.




Ritter, Fernando. La repubblica italiana delle cosche: la decapitazione dello stato. Milano: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, 1984. 64p

“The Italian Republic of the Mob: The Decapitation of the State”: Appendices contain two letters by Pound, and the manifesto of the Writers of Tigullio (1944). 

Bacigalupo, Massimo, ed. Omaggio a Sesto Properzio, by Ezra Pound. Genova: Edizioni San Marco dei Giustiniani, 1984. 110p 

“Homage to Sextus Propertius”: A bilingual critical edition of Homage to Sextus Propertius with ample apparatus and a selection of comments by Pound and his critics. A limited edition of 65 copies features an engraving by Armodio, signed and numbered by the artist.




Hesse, Eva. Ezra Pound: metodo e follia. Trans. R. Pedio. Milano: Feltrinelli, 1983. 280p

“Ezra Pound: Method and Madness”: Italian translation of Eva Hesse’s study, Ezra Pound. Von Sinn und Wahnsinn.

Merlino, Mario Michele. Ezra Pound testimone e poeta. Padova: Il Corallo, 1983. 68p 

“Ezra Pound, Witness and Poet”: Merlino actualizes Pound’s life and thought into an “exemplary life,” focussing on coherence, which stems from internal freedom, and is (in Merlino’s opinion) the foundational virtue of man. 




Anceschi, Luciano.Tra Pound e i Novissimi. Ed. Alessandro Tesauro. Salerno: Edizioni Ripostes, 1982. 98p

“Between Pound and the Novissimi ”: This book brings together the first chapter of La poetica di Pound [Pound’s Poetics] (1949-1950), which had already appeared in Poetica americana e altri studi di poetica (first published in 1953), and “Orizzonti della poesia” [Horizons of Poetry] (first published in 1962, in Il Verri). The Novissimi are five leftist experimental poets associated with Il Verri, who claimed Pound as a major influence, and became established in the 1960s as the principal exponents of the Italian “Neo-Avantgarde.”

Bacigalupo, Massimo ed. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound. Trans. Giovanni Giudici. Milano: Il Saggiatore, 1982. 181p.

“Hugh Selwyn Mauberley”: A bilingual critical edition of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley with illustrations and commentary.




Bacigalupo, Massimo. L'ultimo Pound. Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1981. xvi+580p.

“The Later Pound”: a revised Italian version of the author’s The Forméd Trace: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound (New York: Columbia UP, 1980). Awarded the 1982 Premio Viareggio for a first work of criticism.

Rizzardi, Alfredo, ed. Una ghirlanda per Ezra Pound. Urbino: Argalia, 1981. 298p.

“A Garland for Ezra Pound”: A series of essays on Pound’s life and work.


Bo, Carlo. “Il turista di nome Pound” [The Tourist Called Pound] 5-10.

Contini, Gianfranco. “Ezra Pound e l’Italia” [Ezra Pound and Italy] (This is the original Italian text of the review of L’Italia di Ezra Pound by Niccolo Zapponi which appeared in TLS, April 1, 1977.) 11-26.

Stern, Richard. “Ricordando il Sig. Pound” [Remembering Mr. Pound] 27-36.

Kenner, Hugh. “Stesure e frammenti e la struttura dei Cantos” [Drafts and Fragments and the Structure of The Cantos] 37-51.

Cambon, Glauco. “L’impatto maieutico di Pound su The Waste Land” [Pound’s Maieutic Impact on The Waste Land] 53-71.

de Rachewiltz, Sigfried. “’Sono quel Guido che amasti’ (con un canto inedito di Ezra Pound)” [“I am that Guido whom you loved” (with an unpublished canto by Ezra Pound)] 73-97.

Bernstein, Michel Andre. “Imparare dai propri padri: Ezra Pound e gli Urcantos” [“Learning from One’s Fathers: Ezra Pound and the Urcantos] 99-127.

Wilhelm, James J. “Le tre mutevoli fasi della donna e dell’oro” [The Three Mutable Phases of Woman and Gold] 129-47.

Domenichelli, Mario. “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley e Le Testament” [Hugh Selwyn Mauberley and Le Testament] 149-192.

Sanavio, Piero. “Le idee sbagliate” [The Wrong Ideas] 193-209.

de Rachewiltz, Mary. “I Cantos come traduzione integrale” [The Cantos as Integral Translation] 211-22.

Pound, Ezra, “Canto LXVIII” Trans. Mary de Rachewiltz. 223-28.

Pound, Ezra. “Indiscrezioni o une revue de Deux Mondes” [Indiscretions; Or, une revue de Deux Mondes] Trans. Alfredo Rizzardi. 229-85.

Betocchi, Carlo, Alfredo Rizzardi, Mario Luzi and Rolando Anzilotti. “Conversazione su Pound” [Conversation on Pound]. Transcription of a program of Italian public television, 1974. 287-98.




Gallesi, Luca. Jefferson e/o Mussolini. Società editrice Il Falco, 1980.

Rizzardi, Alfredo. Inventari di poesia - Walt Whitman e la poesia del novecento. Urbino: Quattro venti, 1980. 144p 

“Inventories of Poetry – Walt Whitman and the Poetry of the 1900s”: Includes a chapter on the Pisan Cantos and one on “Poetry in the Age of Violence.”

Tagliaferri, Aldo, ed. Lettere 1907-1958 by Ezra Pound. Trans. Girolamo Mancuso and Wilma Rodeghiero. Milano: Feltrinelli, 1980. 177p

“Letters 1907-1958”: a selection of letters, some of which (written in Italian) appearing for the first time. With an ample preface by the editor (7-25).











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.



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

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



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

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



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.  



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

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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. 



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.



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. 



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

“Writers on Tape”; recordings of several poets.

Jesi, Furio. “Parodia e mito nella poesia di Ezra Pound.” Sigma 6 (June 1968).

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.”



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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