EZRA POUND (1885 - 1972)



  • Anthologies:
    • Selected Prose, 1909-1965.  Ed. William Cookson.  London: Faber and Faber, 1973.
    • The Cantos of Ezra Pound.  New York: , 1972; London: Faber and Faber, 1981.  [1917-1969]
    • Personae: Collected Poems.  New York: , 1971.  Rpt. as Collected Shorter Poems.  London: , 1984.
    • Brancusi.  1957.
    • Lavoro ed Usura.  1954.
    • Literary Essays of Ezra Pound.  Ed. T. S. Eliot.  London: Faber and Faber, 1954.
    • The Classic Anthology Defined by Confucius.  1954.
    • The Translations of Ezra Pound.  Ed. Hugh Kenner.  London: Faber and Faber, 1953.
    • Money Pamphlets by Pound.  1952.
    • Patria Mia.  1950.
    • Selected Letters, 1907-1941.  Ed. D. D. Paige.  Lonodn: New Directions, 1950.
    • Polite Essays.  1937.
    • Jefferson and/or Mussolini.  1936.
    • Make It New.  1935.
    • ABC of Economics.  1933.
    • ABC of Reading.  London: Faber and Faber, 1931.
    • Imaginary Letters: Eight essays from the Little Review, 1917–18.  1930.
    • Selected Poems.  Ed. T. S. Eliot.  London: Faber and Faber, 1928.
    • Personae: the Collected Poems of Ezra Pound.  1926.
    • Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony.  1924.
    • Poems 1918-1921.  1921.
  • Edited and 'Translated' Works:
    • The Women of Trachis.  By Sophocles.  1956.
    • Analects.  By Confucius.  1951.
    • The Great Digest: the Unwobbling Pivot.  By Confucius.  1951.
    • Digest of the Analects.  By Confucius.  1937.
    • Homage to Sextus Propertius.  1934.
    • Ta Hio: The Great Learning, Newly Rendered into the American language.  By Confucius.  1928.
    • The Natural Philosophy of Love.  By Remy de Gourmont.  1922.
    • The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry,  By Ernest Fenelloso.  1918.
    • 'Noh,' or, Accomplishment: a Study of the Classical Stage of Japan.  By Ernest Fenelloso.  Macmillan, London, 1916.
    • Des Imagistes.  1914.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Drafts and Fragments; Cantos CX-CXVII.  1969.
    • Thrones: 96–109 de los Cantares.  1959.
    • Section: Rock-Drill, 85–95 de los Cantares.  1955.
    • Seventy Cantos.  1950.
    • Elektra.  1949.
    • If This Be Treason.  1948.
    • The Pisan Cantos.  1948.
    • L'America, Roosevelt e le cause della guerra presente.  1944.
    • Introduzione alla Natura Economica degli S.U.A..  1944.
    • Orientamini.  1944.
    • Oro et lavoro: alla memoria di Aurelio Baisi.  1944.
    • Carta da Visita di Ezra Pound.  1942.
    • Cantos LXII-LXXI.  1940.
    • Culture.  1938.  Rpt. as Guide to Kulchur.  1952.
    • What Is Money For?.  1939.
    • The Fifth Decade of Cantos.  1937.
    • Social Credit: an Impact.  1935.
    • Eleven New Cantos: XXXI-XLI.  1934.
    • A Draft of XXX Cantos.  1930.
    • A Draft of the Cantos 17–27.  1928.
    • A Draft of XVI Cantos of Ezra Pound for the Beginning of a Poem of some Length now first made into a Book.  1925.
    • 2 Cantos.  The Transantlantic Review (1924): .
    • Malatesta CantosThe New Criterion (1923): .
    • Indiscretions, or, Une Revue des Deux Mondes.  1923.
    • Axiomata.  1921.
    • Hugh Selwyn Mauberley.  1920.
    • Instigations.  1920.
    • Umbra.  1920.
    • Canto IV.  1919.
    • Quia Pauper Amavi.  1918.
    • "A Retrospect."  Parvannes and Divisions.  1918.
      • Literary Essays of Ezra Pound.  Ed. T. S. Eliot.  London: Faber and Faber, 1954.  3-15.
    • Cantos I, II and III."  1917.
    • Twelve Dialogues of Fontenelle.  1917.
    • Certain Noble Plays of Japan: From the Manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa, chosen and finished by Ezra Pound.  1916.
    • Gaudier-Brzeska: a Memoir.  1916.
    • Lustra.  1916.
    • Cathay: Translation.  1915.
    • Ripostes.  1912.
    • Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti.  1912.
    • Canzoni.  1911.
    • The Spirit of Romance.  1910.
    • Exultations.  1909.
    • Personae.  1909.
    • A Lume Spento.  1908.
    • A Quinzaine for This Yule.  1908.
    • Hilda's Book.  1907.
    • "Raphaelite Latin."  1906.




  • Anthologies:

    • Bell, Ian F. A., ed.  Ezra Pound: Tactics for Reading.  London: Vision P, 1982.
    • Bloom, Harold, ed.  Ezra Pound.  New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
    • Bornstein, George, ed.  Ezra Pound among the Poets.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1985.
    • Hesse, Eva, ed.  New Approaches to Ezra Pound.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1969.
    • Juan, E. San, Jr., ed.  Critics on Ezra Pound.  Coral Gables: U of Miami P, 1972.
    • Nadel, Ira Bruce, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound.  Cambridge: CUP, 1999.
    • Russell, Peter, ed.  An Examination of Ezra Pound: a Collection of Essays.  New York: Gordian P, 1973.
    • Schulman, Grace, ed.  Ezra Pound: a Collection of Criticism.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974.
    • Smith, Marcel, and William A. Ulmer, eds.  Ezra Pound: the Legacy of Kulchur.  Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1988.
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Bell, Ian F. A.  Critic as Scientist: the Modernist Poetics of Ezra Pound.  London: Methuen, 1981.

    • Brooker, Peter.  A Student's Guide to the Selected Poems of Ezra Pound.  London: Faber and Faber, 1979.
    • Cookson, William.  A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound.  London: Croom Helm, 1985.
    • Edwards, John Hamilton, and William W. Vasse.  Annotated Index to the Cantos of Ezra Pound: Cantos I-LXXXIV.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1957.
    • Froula, Christine.  A Guide to Ezra Pound's Selected Poems.  New York: New Directions, 1983.
    • Harland, Richard.  "Hulme and Pound."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  116-120.
    • Kearns, George.  Guide to Ezra Pound's Selected Cantos.  New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1980.
    • Makin, Peter.  Pound's Cantos.  London: George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
    • Miyake, Akiko, Sanehide Kodama and Nicholas Teele.  A Guide to Ezra Pound and Ernest Fenollosa's Classic Noh Theatre of Japan.  The National Poetry Foundation and The Ezra Pound Society of Japan, 1994.
    • Ruthven, K. K.  A Guide to Ezra Pound's Personae.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1969)
    • Ruthven, K. K.  Ezra Pound as Literary Critic.  1990.

    • Terrell, Carroll F.  A Companion to the Cantos of Ezra Pound.  Berkeley: U of California P.
      • Vol. 1: Cantos 1-71.  1980.
      • Vol. 2: Cantos 74-117.  1984.


  • Ackroyd, Peter. Ezra Pound and his World (London: Thames and Hudson, 1980)
  • Bacigalupo, Massimo. The Forméd Trace: the Later Poetry of Ezra Pound (New York: Columbia UP, 1980)
  • ---, ed. Ezra Pound: un poeta a Rapallo (Genova: Edizioni San Marco dei Giustiniani, 1985)
  • Beach, Christopher. ABC of Influence: Ezra Pound and the Remaking of American Poetic Tradition (Berkeley: U of California P, 1992)
  • Bell, Ian F. A. Critic as Scientist: the Modernist Poetics of Ezra Pound (London: Methuen, 1981)
  • Bernstein, Michael. The Tale of the Tribe: Ezra Pound and the Modern Verse Epic (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980)
  • Bush, Ronald. The Genesis of Ezra Pound's Cantos (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1976)
  • Chace, William M. The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot (Stanford: Stanford UP, 1973)
  • Cheadle, Mary Paterson. Ezra Pound's Confucian Translations (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997)
  • Childs, John Steven. Modernist Form: Pound's Style in the Early Cantos (Selinsgrove: Susquehanna UP, 1986)
  • Davie, Donald. Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor (New York: Oxford UP, 1964)
  • ---. Ezra Pound (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1975)
  • ---. Trying to Explain (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1979)
  • Davis, Earle. Vision Fugitive: Ezra Pound and Economics (Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 1968)
  • Dekker, George. Sailing after Knowledge: The Cantos of Ezra Pound (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1963)
  • Eastham, Scott. Paradise & Ezra Pound: the Poet as Shaman (Lanham: UP of America, 1983)
  • Ellmann, Maud. The Poetics of Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound (Brighton: Harvester P, 1987)
  • Emery, Clark. Ideas into Action: A Study of Pound's Cantos (Coral Gables: U of Miami P, 1958)
  • Espey, John. Ezra Pound's Mauberley: a Study in Composition (Berkeley: U of California P, 1955)
  • Flory, Wendy Stallard. Ezra Pound and The Cantos: A Record of Struggle (New Haven: Yale UP, 1980)
  • ---. The American Ezra Pound (New Haven: Yale UP, 1989)
  • Froula, Christine. To Write Paradise: Style and Error in Pound's Cantos (New Haven: Yale UP, 1984)
  • Gage, John T. In the Arresting Eye: the Rhetoric of Imagism (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1981)
  • Gelpi, Albert. A Coherent Splendor: the American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987)
  • Hamilton, Scott. Ezra Pound and the Symbolist Inheritance (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992)
  • Juhasz, Suzanne. Metaphor and the Poetry of Williams, Pound, and Stevens (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1974)
  • Kearns, George. Ezra Pound: The Cantos (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989)
  • Kenner, Hugh. The Poetry of Ezra Pound (1951; rpt. w/ new preface by the author, Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1985)
  • ---. The Pound Era (London: Faber and Faber, 1972)
  • Kuberski, Philip. A Calculus of Ezra Pound: Vocations of the American Sign (Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1992)
  • Leary, Lewis. Motive and Method in The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New York: Columbia UP, 1954)
  • Longenbach, James. Stone Cottage: Pound, Yeats and Modernism (New York: Oxford UP, 1988)
  • McDougal, Stuart Y. Ezra Pound and the Troubadour Tradition (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1972)
  • Makin, Peter. Provence and Pound (Berkeley: U of California P, 1978)
  • Materer, Timothy. Vortex: Pound, Eliot, and Lewis (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1979)
  • Miyake, Akiko. Ezra Pound and the Mysteries of Love: A Plan for The Cantos (Durham: Duke UP, 1991)
  • Nagy, N. Christoph de. The Poetry of Ezra Pound: the Pre-Imagist Stage Second, revised ed. (Bern: Francke Verlag, 1968)
  • Nänny, Max. Ezra Pound: Poetics for an Electric Age (Bern: Francke, 1973)
  • Nassar, Eugene Paul. The Cantos of Ezra Pound: the Lyric Mode (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1975)
  • Nolde, John J. Blossoms from the East: The China Cantos of Ezra Pound (Orono: The National Poetry Foundation, 1983)
  • Pearlman, Daniel D. The Barb of Time: On the Unity of Ezra Pound's Cantos (New York: Oxford UP, 1969)
  • Rachewiltz, Mary de. Ezra Pound, Father and Teacher: Discretions (New York: New Directions, 1975)
  • Read, Forrest. '76 One World and The Cantos of Ezra Pound (Chapel Hill: The U of North Carolina P, 1981)
  • Smith, Paul. Pound Revisited (London: Crrom Helm, 1983)
  • Surette, Leon. A Light from Eleusis: A Study of Ezra Pound's Cantos (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1979)
  • Sullivan, J. P. Ezra Pound and Sextus Propertius (London: Faber, 1964)
  • Symons, Julian. Makers of the New: The Revolution in Literature 1912-1939 (New York: Random House, 1987)




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