Poetics of Loss in the Cantos of Ezra Pound: From Modernism to Fascism
This book examines how the modernist poetics exemplified in Ezra Pound's epic poem "The Cantos" are unavoidably bound-in with the ideological forces underpinning his advocacy of fascism. Overall it argues that Pound's reactionary urge to redefine a lost culture, coupled with his sense of textual annihilation of a validating poetic centre, is the cultural ground on which his ideal of fascist republic rests.
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Fragments against Ruin The Malatesta Cantos
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