Ezra Pound's Washington Cantos and the Struggle for Light

 
 
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-350-09655-4 (ISBN)
 
Ezra Pound's unfinished long poem The Cantos is regarded as a seminal work of modernist poetry - many critics, however, have sought to read the work as set apart from the author's politics. Reading the poetry alongside correspondence and unpublished archival writings, Ezra Pound's Washington Cantos and the Struggle for Light is an important new work on a poet who stands at the heart of 20th-century modernism. Building on his previous book John Kasper and Ezra Pound (Bloomsbury, 2015), Alec Marsh here explores the way the political ideas revealed in Pound's correspondence manifested themselves in his later poetry.

Through an in-depth reading of the later cantos - Rock-Drill and Thrones - this book reveals the ways in which Pound integrated into his verse themes and ideas that remain central to American far-right ideology to this day: state's rights, segregation, the usurpation of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, history as racial struggle.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-09655-4 (9781350096554)
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Alec Marsh is Professor of English at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the author of John Kasper and Ezra Pound (Bloomsbury, 2015), and Money & Modernity: Pound, Williams and the Spirit of Jefferson (1998).
Preface
Introduction

1. Late Cantos, States' Rights and John Randolph of Roanoke
2. The Aryanist Vortex: Pound's Metapolitics and White Supremacy
3. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Adam & Cain, Waddell, Egypt and the Aryan Makers of Civilization
4. Apollonius of Tyana: Speaking (Coded) Truth to Power
5. Sheri Martinelli: Right Wing Muse
6.The Ideological Origins of the "Wheat in Our Bread Party": Physiocracy, Confucius, Hitler and Racial Destiny
7. Pound and Sovereignty: "Nummolary Theory" and the Sacred Ratio
8. Law: The Eparch's Book and The Sacred Edict
9. Law: Edward Coke and Misprision of Treason; Pound's Petition for Release

Afterword: Why Pound Still Matters Now
Bibliography
Index

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