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Ezra Pounds Adams Cantos David Ten Eyck

Ezra Pounds Adams Cantos

David Ten Eyck

Published February 28th 2013
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208 pages
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Ezra Pound transformed his style of poetry when he wrote The Adams Cantos in the 1920s. But what caused him to rethink his earlier writing techniques? Grounded in archival material, this study explores the extent to which Pounds poetry changed inMoreEzra Pound transformed his style of poetry when he wrote The Adams Cantos in the 1920s. But what caused him to rethink his earlier writing techniques? Grounded in archival material, this study explores the extent to which Pounds poetry changed in response to his reading of seventeenth-century American History and the social climate of the pre-war period.Drawing on the Ezra Pound papers, David Ten Eyck documents the changes to Pounds documentary techniques, establishing a chronology of the composition of The Cantos. His close readings of specific passages, set against the interwar years, allow Ten Eyck to gain insights into Pounds 1930s political and social criticism. Through references to the annotated copy of The Works of John Adams, he explores Pounds engagement with Adams at the expense of Thomas Jefferson: a figure formally at the heart of his previous work. Ultimately, this contextual and archival study uses John Adams and America to unlock the fascist beliefs and the later poetry of Ezra Pound.