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by William Cookson

  • ISBN: 0892550813
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: William Cookson
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Persea Books (November 1, 1985)
  • Pages: 177 pages
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He was brought up in Surrey and London, and educated at Westminster School and New College, Oxford. At 16, he started a correspondence with Ezra Pound who started mentoring him and introducing him to his network of contacts.

Drawing upon his deep knowledge of Ezra Pound's life and work, William Cookson provides introductory .

Format Hardback 320 pages. Dimensions 140 x 224 x 30mm 510g. Publication date 04 Mar 2003

A guide to one of the most difficult yet rewarding poems of the twentieth century. It gives critical overviews to the various sections of the poem, clarifying its purpose and structure and explaining the views on literature, history and economics that inform Ezra Pound's poetry.

A guide to one of the most difficult yet rewarding poems of the twentieth century. It also translates foreign phrases, and explains allusions. You can ask us about this book and we'll send an answer to your e-mail.

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In addition to a final redaction of "Vestiges and Versions", the issue contains biographical sketches by Edmund Gray and Martin Dodsworth.

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Drawing upon his deep knowledge of Ezra Pound's life and.

Discusses the themes of Pound's major work, explains its foreign phrases, quotations, and allusions, and includes statements made by Pound about his poetry
Reviews about A Guide to the Cantos of Ezra Pound (Lamplighter Titles) (6):
ChallengeMine
This book is the perfect primer for the serious student, be it in an academic setting or in the privacy of your home. It manages to give a a broad understanding of what Pound was attempting to accomplish while at the same time explaining some but not all of his many eccentricities and suggests other avenues to understanding for the reader so inclined.
Valawye
This brief review is not so much a book report as it is a buying guide. I am an adult reader & student with no mentor to guide me save those authors I read. "The Cantos," by Ezra Pound is one of the toughest reads out there if you tackle it solo AND wish to understand all it's arcane and intellectual references - which to me is part of the reading process for the Cantos. Amazon offers both "The Cantos" and the "Companion" books and you need both. But THIS book, "A Guide" is indispensable for independent learners like me - and really for any serious reader. The problem comes when you try to actually obtain a copy. Apparently, the publishers aren't bringing another print run to the public anytime soon. But when I saw the 100's of dollars some Sellers were asking I baulked. Yikes! I fell into dismay of obtaining a copy since I had already tried & failed to slog through the Cantos on my own - more than once. It is one of the toughest reads I've ever tried. Yet, Pound continues to beckon me, and perhaps you as well. Instead of giving up I kept dogging this Sellers Page and lo and behold! After a couple weeks a Seller showed up with a Like-New copy for under $50. I bought it and it is immaculate. To conclude, tracking down a copy of the, "Guide" is essential for reading Pound - if you want to catch all his arcane, non-English, or antiquity-based references. Which, of course, you want to do. But do NOT give in to literary extortion. Be patient, be diligent and your chance will come. Once you have a copy an infinitude of doors to understanding will open for you. Don't despair. Hope this helps.
Jake
To be frank, I bought Pound's The Cantos in 2005. In the seven years since, I've tried to read it cover to cover on numerous occasions, only to find myself lost and confused. Ezra makes so many references to events and people now lost in history, that one must be a well-versed historian to comprehend all of it. And if Ezra was insane while writing the final chapters to this book, then prepare yourself to be further bewildered. And one day, while browsing through the infinite pages of Amazon.com, I came across this reference book, A Guide to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. My advice to all of you: Read this guide front to back before peeling open The Cantos. Don't jump back and forth between the two. The Cantos is a book to be studied, and then enjoyed. In my opinion, one cannot enjoy it until they are able to comprehend its line. Of course, many of you are brighter than I, and may be able to follow this poet better than I. Oh, but the time you give it is well worth it in the end. Don't be dissuaded from touching this book because of Pound's anti-semitic rhetoric in his later years. He was a fool then and paid dearly for it. But his brilliance overshadows his antics. If a celestial apocalypse killed off 2/3's of Earth's population tomorrow, I hope someone preserves a copy of The Cantos, and the guide that this review refers to.
Wenyost
When I was in college there was one guide for the Cantos, which was then viewed as the most challenging book of poetry in existence--that guide was called the Annotated Index and read like a collection of 3X5 cards produced by an army of grad students who pulled them together in a year bondage.(A false impression since two scholars researched it the old hard way--in the stacks and without access to a computer.)

This guide is much better.

I'd like to pay this book the highest and most sincere compliment I can by saying the Guide is as good as The Skeleton Key to Finnegan's Wake--which gave me the best help I found in cracking the nut of what was viewed as the other most challenging novel at that time.

By the way, if you'd like to see how one of America's greatest writers could also be vile, read any biography of Pound.
Musical Aura Island
The highly allusive nature of Pound's 'Cantos' makes them, as everyone knows, difficult to understand. Only when extensively annotated do they become comprehensible, and we are still waiting for the variorum edition that would provide us with an ideal text of the 'Cantos,' a fully annotated text that would clarify every allusion and obscurity, and that would provide sources and translations for Pound's numerous foreign quotations. In the meantime one is extremely grateful for books such as the present excellent introductory guide.

Basically the book consists of useful and occasionally extensive commentaries to each block of cantos, with briefer commentaries to individual cantos, followed by glosses to lines which require explication or are likely to cause puzzlement. Cookson's aim has been to provide the _minimum_ help a new reader requires.

The glosses are helpful and very well done, and Cookson's book will be found indispensable by new readers who are looking for a less intensive treatment than that found in the similar but much fuller guide by Terrell, details of which are as follows:

A COMPANION TO THE CANTOS OF EZRA POUND. By Carroll F. Terrell. 791 pp. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993 (1980). ISBN 0-520-08287-7 (pbk.)

A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound

Although Cookson borrowed many of his annotations from Terrell, and admits that his book is not so comprehensive, his guide does contain much useful material that will not be found in Terrell, and his canto-by-canto commentaries provide just what the new reader needs. Strongly recommended.

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