Poetics of Loss in the Cantos of Ezra Pound: From Modernism to Fascism

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E. Mellen Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
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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Contents

Introduction That I Lost My Center
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Fragments against Ruin The Malatesta Cantos
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Historical Exempla hi The China
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Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Nick Selby is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Glasgow.

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