Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Cantos
Ezra Pound


Delmore 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 them.

Since the 1969 revised edition, the Italian Cantos LXXII and LXXIII (as well as a 1966 fragment concluding the work) have been added. Now appearing for the first time is Pound’s recently found Eglish translation of Italian Canto LXXII.

The Cantos of Ezra Pound is the most important epic poem of the twentieth century.

Paperback, 896pp
New Directions, 1996 (1948)
ISBN 9780811213264