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Ezra Pound Center for Literature

Ezra Pound

at the University of New Orleans

The Ezra Pound Center for Literature Book Series is a project dedicated to publishing a variety of scholarly and literary works relevant to Ezra Pound and Modernism, including new critical monographs on Pound and/or other Modernists, scholarly studies related to Pound and his legacy, edited collections of essays, volumes of original poetry, reissued books of importance to Pound scholarship, translations, and other works.

Series Editor: John Gery, University of New Orleans


Editorial Advisory Board

Barry Ahearn, Tulane University
Massimo Bacigalupo, University of Genoa
A. David Moody (Emeritus), University of York
Ira B. Nadel, University of British Columbia
Marjorie Perloff, University of Southern California
Tim Redman, University of Texas at Dallas
Richard Sieburth, New York University
Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Brandon University
Emily Mitchell Wallace, Bryn Mawr College


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A Packet of Poems for Ezra Pound, edited by Catherine Paul and Justin Kishbaugh
Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 10.03.04 AMThis volume features more than a dozen voices resounding with Ezra Pound's and singing his legacy.


FORTHCOMING: Readings in the Cantos, edited by Richard Parker
Parker cover frontThis book brings together critical readings of The Cantos by the world’s leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive "reading" that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work.


FORTHCOMING: A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur, by Anderson Araujo
Araujo cover chosenA Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur addresses the formidable interpretive challenges his most far-reaching prose tract presents to the reader. Providing page-by-page glosses on key terms and passages, the Companion also situates Pound's allusions and references in relation to other texts in his vast body of work, especially The Cantos.


Fascist Directive Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism, by Catherine E. Paul
Fascist-Directive-scannedBy bringing Italian primary sources and new approaches to the cultural project of Mussolini’s regime to bear on Pound’s prose work, Fascist Directive shows how Pound’s modernism changed as a result of involvement in Italian politics and culture. At the same time, it uses the familiar figure of Pound to provide an entry for scholars of Anglo-American modernism into the diverse and complex realm of Italian modernism.


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