The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 824
  • The Cantos
  • Ezra Pound
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 9780811213264

10 thoughts on “The Cantos

  1. Brian Michels Brian Michels says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubI read this one on the train on my way home from work today - NOT!

    Three decades ago I picked it up, finished nearly half, then was overwhelmed with his words and the strife of my then life.

    Two decades ago I picked it up and nearly finished the thing until others' words got in the way of his words and I had to use my own words to defend against said words and got lost in the sway.

    Rhythm, always rhythm.

    One day ago I finished it, complete, replete and without any sleep, yet strength enough to keep myself together. Awe, infamy, like the tides of mantle, pits without bottoms, sailing with waxed hulls, moved


  2. Peycho Kanev Peycho Kanev says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubOne of the greatest wordsmiths ever. Reading Pound, one feels the weight of civic responsibility. Pound rages at what he sees rending Western Civilization f


  3. Geoff Geoff says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubThough Pound's Cantos are going onto the to-poke-at-with-a-stick shelf, I have actually read a number of the poems over the past few months, and some of them are staggeringly stunningly wind-and-sea-and-stone-coast-wrought Hellenic dreambeauties. These from the first 15th or so of the book that I have breached. Then some are incomprehensible limbos. Gass's essay on Pound in Finding A Form, where he spends the first two pages deconstructing the Fate hidden in his name and the rest chalking up his failures and successes by degrees, is well worth a good reader's time. The Cantos linger on my shelf (it's a gorgeous stark New Directions); sometimes I find them open in my palms and I don't know how they got there; often they achieve that place that rare poetry does, where you feel like it's actually the voices


  4. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubYet what need to say? ’Tis as human a little story as paper could well carry, in affect, as singsing so Salaman susuing to swittvitles while as unbluffingly blurtubruskblunt as an Esra? the cat, the cat’s meeter, the meeter’s cat’s wife, the meeter’s cat’s wife’s half better, the meeter’s cat’s wife’s half better’s meeter, and so back to our horses, for we also know, what we have perused from the pages of I Was A Gemral, that Showting up of Bulsklivism by ‘Schottenboum’, that Father Michael about this red time of the white terror equals the old regime and Margaret is the social revolution while cakes mean the party funds and dear thank you signifies national gratitude. In fine, we have heard, as it happened, of Spartacus intercellular. We are no


  5. Eric Eric says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubIt is difficult to estimate the totality of effect of Pound's having been. We can say this much. Without Pound there is no Williams, no Olson, no Zukofsky--to name only the most obvious suspects. But we might as well say that without Pound there is no Joyce, no Eliot. Lewis is, natheless, as the tree, having never been (nor yet is he to be) seen as much, if seen. Gaudier? Forget it. Antheil? Well, yes, but to what extent? Thus, and as simply, may we owe the finer and distinct shapes of poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, and music--each, when working, interpenetrating its neighbor--to Pound's having been--and operatively, done. Kenner's Pound Era is a good start toward understanding the abovementioned effect; Davenport's Ithaka a signpost with headway. The rest is in the music.
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  6. B. P. Rinehart B. P. Rinehart says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubAnd If you say that this tale teaches...
    a lesson, or that the Reverend Eliot
    has found a more natural language...you who think
    you will
    get through hell in a hurry... - opening lines of Canto XLVI

    You will not find a better summary of all that modernist poetry had to offer than Ezra Pound's decades long collection of poetry, written with The Divine Comedy in mind, that he


  7. Wesley Blixt Wesley Blixt says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubYou want to reject Pound, as you want to reject Celine, for his politics, and for his role in the tragedy of the 20th century. But his is voice that gets inside you head and won't got way, and his incantations make your liver quiver. And you realize that there really is no Eliot or Hemingway or Williams or Ginsberg without him. No Beats. No Funk. And besides, the greatest tragedy he presided over was his own. Winter is icumin in, lude sing goddam . . .


  8. Dennis Dennis says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubUgh, if I could provide a rating of negative stars, this would be the one. Perhaps I'll finish it one day. In my death-bed senility I'll turn the last page and hauntingly tell that terrible grandchild, the one that's always torturing the cat or something, Promise me one day you'll read this, it's a classic. I call this move the Reverse Rosebud. I'm spiteful like that; I've just committed to too many pages at this point.

    I'm no great critic of poetry. I try not to overanalyze what I read that calls itself poetry. A lot of the nuance of meter and structure and word choice, etc goes past me I'm sure, so take this review with grain of salt. But the elements that do please me, such as the sounds of the words, the inte


  9. Christan Christan says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubDifficult, difficult read. It is also a work of genius. Demented genius at that. Imagine Pound living in an steel cage, writing under the glare of floodlights and open hostility. Certainly not a nice man, but also not an animal. There is no Emily Dickinson to


  10. Asha Kodah Asha Kodah says:

    The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubTook me about a year and a half, on and off, to read, many sections multiple times, but damn this was brilliant.


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The CantosThe Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubDel Schwartz said about The Cantos, They are one of the touchstones of modern poetry William Carlos Williams said, [Pound] discloses history by its odor, by the feel of it—in the words; fuses it with the words, present and past, to MAKE his Cantos Make themSince therevised edition, the Italian Cantos LXXII and LXXIII as well as afragment concluding the work have been added Now appearing for the first time is Pound's recently found English translation of Italian Canto LXXII.


About the Author: Ezra Pound

The Cantos PDF/EPUB ✓ Paperback cantos book, The CantosThe Cantos EpubEzra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early to mid th century poetryPound's The Cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as The Songs—although it never is Pound's ear was tuned to the motz et sons of troubadour poetry where, as musicologist John Stevens has noted, melody and.