Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Bloom, Harold, ed. Ezra Pound. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. Collection of essays by major Pound scholars addresses the politics, prejudices, and obscurity of language in Pound’s poetry. In his essay, Louis L. Martz declares that Personae is Pound’s definitive collection of poetry. An essay by Max Nänny deals with such aspects of Pound’s use of language as context, contiguity, contact, and tropes.
Durent, Alan. Ezra Pound, Identity in Crisis: A Fundamental Reassessment of the Poet and His Work. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble, 1981. Addresses Pound’s representation of the American experience as one that does not please Americans but must be acknowledged.
Kenner, Hugh. The Poetry of Ezra Pound. 1951. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985. Overview of Pound’s work by the world’s leading Pound scholar. Discusses how Pound helped shape the poetry of his contemporaries.
Knapp, James F. Ezra Pound. Boston: Twayne, 1979. Provides an informative general introduction to Pound’s work and life. Offers readings of the poet’s often obscure use of language.
Nadel, Ira Bruce. The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Introductory overview contains information about Pound’s life, poetry, and prose as well as the contexts and critical reception of his...
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