I am not going to rate this book because I feel unualified to give it a rating not because it is a classic but because I feel that my opinion of it
AS AN EXPERIENCE AND AS A an experience and as a are not closely tied and the second largely unformedAs a reading experience The Pisan Cantos were on the whole extremely difficult and rather unpleasant I found the Notes section of this edition to be necessary and frustrating The poem as a note every few lines or so for the entire span of 10 cantos necessary if I am supposed to understand the large uantities of Greek Latin Chinese Italian and Spanish off the top of my ead although I do speak Spanish so that wasn t a problem for me personally scattered throughout the poem These notes were not flagged in the poem so I missed them for the first 600 lines or so and ad to be looking back and forth constantly to make sure I didn t miss one instead of receiving an indication in the poem that Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality here would be a good place to go to the notes which wouldave interrupted my reading experience much less Further I Sheltie at the Funfair have discovered that endnotes are a remarkably unfriendly formatting decision when the notes are this numerous and important They couldave been footnotes or in the margins or in a separate companion volume and been infinitely easier to use than flipping back and forth between the poem and the notes constantly With regards to reading the poem itself The Pisan Cantos ad some bits that I really liked but I mostly found it unpleasantly disorienting unlike the pleasant disorientation of Trilogy The Walls Do Not Fall Tribute to the Angels The Flowering of the Rod or The Waste Land and found the fascist undertones or maybe overtones to be disconcerting as wellThe reason I am withholding judgement on the poem as a read is
that i thinkI think reading it with someone either in a class or a book club or just a reading partner so that I could talk about various elements of the poem as we went and possibly benefit from other people aving a separate perspective on the piece would improve my reading experience than average If I could Les Celtes aux racines de l'Europe : Actes du colloque tenu au Parlement de la Communaut franaise de Belgique et au Muse royal de Mariemont les 20 et 21 octobre 2006 have talked about why Canto 75 contains a piece of sheet music or discussedow Pound s autobiographical turn might shape the references to myth and to literature even possibly just Beyond Buds: Marijuana ExtractsHash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines having someone in the room familiar with some of the cited work that I don t know wouldave allowed me to get much out of Pound s sideways and pointed poem yet say this to the Possum a bang not a whimper with a bang not with a whimper To build the city of Dioce whose terraces are the colour of stars I ave tried to write ParadiseDo not moveLet the wind speakthat is paradiseLet the Gods forgive what Ihave madeLet those I love try to forgivewhat I ave made Perhaps the most insightful view of the malaise which overtook the world in the first alf of the 20th century Pound s attempt to liken Europe after WWI and during WWII as a ell like Dante s Inferno creates an intensity and a viewpoint which Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction has not been matched in the last 60 years O lynx to review the words of a madmanEven one who is brilliant Would like to give two extra stars if possible for reading Sam Schild s used copy which is filled with good notes andas many of the ideograms filled out to resemble funny faces in Nymph Fly Tying Techniues hats The only reason I decided to dock a star from this book is because ofow bloody difficult it wasPound continues to both fascinate and frustrate me However when e is good e is really on the money The Pisan Cantos is probably the most well known and celebrated and controversial section of Pound s masterpiece epic The Cantos but many scholars would also argue that it Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos was written in 1945 while the poet was being Les derniers jours : La fin de l'empire romain d'Occident held in an American military detention center near Pisa Italy as a result ofis pro Fascist wartime broadcasts to America on Radio Rome Imprisoned for some weeks in a wire cage open to the elements Pound suffered a nervous collapse from the physical and emotional strain Out of the agony of Loveland his own inferno came the eleven cantos that became the sixth book ofi. .
Megalodon: Fact or Fiction? his earlier Cantos Ez getsis ead out of is political ass most probably because Ben and la Clara ave been ung Ezra s political calculation John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, have proven to be as astute asis nostalgic craving for state financing so we all may be rid of usury Hey The Athenian State the Athenian state the building of the fleetPound brilliance and years of study do not and will never adhere The tragedy is not in the peasant s bent shoulders but in Pound s own If the naval battle of Salamis seems a far fetched connection to usury and Mussolini perhaps less than relevant well it s no surpriseBut the beauty of this book is in watching the grand battle between Pound s political and philosophical obsessions the shades of the dead moving among is many memories and finally most importantly the wondrous way the moment intrudes in is writing Where I lie let the thyme rise and basilicum let the Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. herbs rise in April abundant 82 106 08Thank the gods foris enlightened moments when Black Women in White America A Documentary History he brings us back to earth and most importantly compassion The first several books of the Pisan Cantos are of less interest to me because Pound stillasn t gotten out of Leggiamo l'ora. Gioco e imparo. Ediz. a colori hisead Then in Canto 80 we get the first inklings when the tubercular shade of
Aubrey Beardsley tells Yeats that beauty is difficultThe Canto builds to is brilliant mea culpa What though lovest well remainsBeardsley tells Yeats that beauty is difficultThe Canto builds to is brilliant mea culpa What though lovest well remains rest is dross 81 134 35 And so in turn in the next section of the poem vanity is pulled down Here error is in the not done all in the diffidence that faltered 81 173 74I Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part have to get to work but the last two Cantos 83 84ave some spectacular moments Pound is idiosyncratic annoying and obtuse Sometimes Pour l'harmonisation orthographique des dictionnaires he is insane Other timese s a madman raving at the injustices of the world which is not the same If you want to read something modern that carries on Pound s tradition in A Beautiful Yet Sensible Way beautiful yet sensible way Pictures from Brueghel by the wonderful William Carlos William But if you are dedicated to the chase you ignore Pound at your peril ATTN Lieutenant Colonel John L Steele7103rd Disciplinary Training CompanyUnited States Army Metato ItalyJune 15 1945Re Ezra Weston Loomis Pound After a thorough examination of Ezra Weston Loomis Pound s mental state it is my professional opinion that while the patient displays no paranoia delusions nor Des femmes qui tombent hallucinations and there is no evidence of psychosis neurosis or psychopathyis prolonged exposure in present environment may precipitate a mental breakdown of which premonitory symptoms are discernible XIV It is my recommendation that the prisoner be moved immediately to suitable uarters and a transfer to the United States or to an institution in this theatre with adeuate facilities for care XIV be considered I am basing my conclusion of the patient s current mental state on several complicated factors that I ask you to consider First the patient is ighly intelligent and imaginative The patient as granted me access to is journal which though at first I found to be nearly incomprehensible as provided valuable insight into Kiss That Frog his mind after a close and careful reading For example the patient is fluent in numerous languages including ancient Greekas a strong grasp of Chinese ideograms and is able to maintain coherence of thought while abruptly switching from one language to the next In one section of The Seneca Scourge his Cantos ase calls this journal Caleo Leech he writes of a sort of dwarf morning glory. S modernist epic The Cantos themselves conceived as a Divine Comedy for our time The Pisan Cantos were published in 1948 by New Directions and in the following year were awarded the Bollingen Prize for poetry by the Library of Congress Theonor came amid violent controversy for the dark cloud of treason still Vibrational Medicine The hung over Pound incarcerated in St Elizabeths Hospital for the Criminally Insane Yet there is no doubt that The Pisan Cantos