Roses from the Steel Dust. Collected Essays on Ezra Pound.
Orono: National Poetry Foundation, 2000.
Roses from the Steel Dust supplements the author’s earlier The Rose in the Steel Dust, one of the major classics of Pound studies. The volume collects essays by Baumann on Pound published from the 1960s to the present, together with five previously unpublished pieces. The sixteen papers include extensive analyses of Canto 4 and Canto 116 along with several discussions of Pound’s relationship to German, Irish and French culture and literature.