Roses from the Steel Dust



Collected Essays on Ezra Pound. 

Orono: National Poetry Foundation, 2000.





List of Abbreviations

Introduction  3

Ezra Pound’s Metamorphosis during his London Years: from Late-Romanticism to Modernism                   11

Ezra Pound and Magic: Old World Tricks in a New World Poem            27

Pound and Layamon’s Brut 43

Secretary of Nature, J. Heydon        53

The Structure of Canto IV    65

The Odysseus Theme in Ezra Pound’s Cantos       83

‘-not of one bird but of many’: Pound’s Janequin            99

‘But to affirm the gold thread in the pattern’: An examination of Canto 116   113

The German-Speaking World in The Cantos           135

Ezra Pound’s Reception in the German Speaking World 155

Ezra Pound and Heinrich Heine      163

Ezra Pound and Herman Broch: A Comparison    179

Yeats and Ireland in The Cantos      191

‘Sit on a midden and dream of stars’: Ezra Pound and the Belfast-Born poet Joseph Campbell (1879-1944)        211

‘…with such French politeness’: The French and France in The Pisan Cantos

‘…and Elsie/Blackeyed bitch’: Aviation Pioneers in The Cantos   235

Endnotes        247

Index  279


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