The Cantos

The Cantos

By Ezra Pound

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811213264, 896pp.

Publication Date: June 1996

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.

About the Author
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was one of the most influential poets of the 20th Century and perhaps the key figure in defining and promoting Anglo-American poetic modernism. The Cantos - an epic poem written over 50 years - is his major poetic work.