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The 5 stars is for the meticulous informed edition Including Detailed Notes And Commentary As To The Content I detailed notes and commentary to the content I poetry difficult and often tedious and this text was particularly difficult I can t say I understood much of it Obviously it reuires far time and effort than I ave at present The only reason I decided to dock a star from this book is because of Kapitulatus! how bloody difficult it wasPound continues to both fascinate and frustrate me However whene 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 of Pound s masterpiece epic The Cantos but many scholars would argue that it s one of is best My personal favorites were Canto 79 the lynx Canto Canto 81 the most famous one with the well known pull down thy vanity section and Canto 83 Arrested at the end of WWII by Italian partisans partigiani Pound was suddenly forcibly removed from is ouse and put into captivity at the US Military s Detention Training Center DTC in Pisa where Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico he wrote these famous cantos Pound was put in a death cell or whate also calls a gorilla cage completely open and exposed to the elements and a bright light shining on Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn his cell at night Eventually Poundad a nervous breakdown when like Odysseus New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) his raft broke and the waters went overim Pound was arrested for Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy his radio broadcasts conducted while Mussolini was still in power He was openly fascist inis political views but what probably got The Stray Bullet him in reallyot water was Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 his criticism of the American financial system andis scathing attacks on people like FDR When The Pisan Cantos finally published in the late 1940s went on to win the very first ever Bollinger Prize it caused a great amount of protest outcry and downright indignation How could a fascist or traitor be awarded such a prize for literature many people said Well do you judge a poet on is controversial political beliefs or just on the uality of is poetry Some say the two can never be separated that they are invariably intertwined I disagree I am not a fascist in fact I probably lie at the opposite end of Pound s political spectrum Nonetheless I did enjoy this book for the most part It was not easy I struggled as most people do when they read Pound with Bloody Crystal his incredibly dense esoteric references to Confucius Homer Plato Dante Cavalcanti Yeats and the list goes on and to make it even difficult uotes famous writers poets and philosophers in their original language which means sometimes ancient Greek Latin Provencal Chinese French medieval French German and so on However this edition by Richard Sieburth contains excellent endnotes which admittedly are not exhaustive ie they do not explain everything in the book but they enable the patient reader to navigate the wild rapids of Pound s modernist poetry which includes references uotes a large number of proper nouns mostly people Pound knew or read and other explanations of the text While I admire Pound s poetry and writing andigh level of esoteric knowledge it annoys me La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques howe makes the text deliberately difficult for the average reader which is probably why Bear Humbug he is often considered as pretentious And this assessment is not exactly wrong I would say However as one Yale professor said the reasone doesn t offer us any references or notes Afterlife himself is probably becausee wants us to sit in the library and experience the same joy that Blue Is for Nightmares he did uncovering various pieces of information decoding ancient texts and coming to our own explicationsThis book is not for the faint ofeart It demands patience and commitment But if you decide to read it you will come out the other side a changed person as is the case with any great art and it becomes addictive You will then want to pick it up againsome dayonce you Heroes Die have recovered from the initial reading experienceEzra Pound there is nobody uite likeim in all of literature Headstrong L'Ingénu hardworking extremely prolific extremely foolish to borrow a word WCW was wont to use to describeim in The Strathmore Club his political views but also someone you MUST one day confront if you are serious about discussing modern or modernist literature 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 Iave tried to write ParadiseDo not moveLet the wind speakthat is paradiseLet the Gods forgive what Ihave madeLet those I love try to forgivewhat I Pampa Pampa have made 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 del. Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos was written in 1945 while the poet was beingeld in an American military detention center near Pisa Italy as a result of Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus his 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 ofis own inferno came the eleven cantos that became the sixth book of i. The Pisan CantosTantly the wondrous way the moment intrudes in Herbier et autres collections his writing Where I lie let the thyme rise and basilicum let theerbs rise in April abundant 82 106 08Thank the gods for Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters his enlightened moments whene 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 still The Happiest Baby on the Block hasn t gotten out ofis Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) head Then in Canto 80 we get the first inklings when the tubercular shade of Aubrey Beardsley tells Yeats that beauty is difficultThe Canto builds tois brilliant mea culpa What though lovest well remains the 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 error is in the not done all in the diffidence that 81 173 74I ave to get to work but the

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two Cantos 84 ave some spectacular moments Pound is idiosyncratic annoying and obtuse Sometimes The Future of English Teaching Worldwide 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 read Pictures from Brueghel by the wonderful William Carlos William But if you are dedicated to the chase you ignore Pound at your peril Perhaps the most insightful view of the malaise which overtook the world in the first Between half of the 20th century Pound s attempt to liken Europe after WWI and during WWII as aell like Dante s Inferno creates an intensity and a viewpoint which Sigrid Liljeholm has not been matched in the last 60 years I wanted to simultaneously rate this book 1 star and 5 stars Though the poem is at itseart a narrative about deep personal crisis it reuires too much from its reader On both the biographical and allusionistic not a word whatever planes the poem is incredibly obliue If you re willing to give up the time or in my case are forced to for class credit I think the poem can be incredibly rewarding Struggling with Pound s audience David Starr Space Ranger his anti semitismis language of crisis etc was enlightening But in the end Pound s goals for poetry are uite different than my own I can appreciate this poem but I will never like it Would like to give two extra stars if possible for reading Sam Schild s used copy which is filled with good notes and Crusader conspiracy Banner books has many of the ideograms filled out to resemble funny faces inats 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 poem 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 The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) has 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 myead 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 An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith had to be looking back and forth constantly to make sure I didn t miss one instead of receiving an indication in the poem thatere would be a good place to go to the notes which would Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue have interrupted my reading experience much less Further Iave discovered that endnotes are a remarkably unfriendly formatting decision when the notes are this numerous and important They could The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary have 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 Cantosad 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 think that 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 I magnifici dieci having a separate perspective on the piece would improve my reading experience than average If I couldave talked about why Canto 75 contains a piece of sheet music or discussed The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen how Pound s autobiographical turn might shape the references to myth and to literature even possibly justaving someone in the room familiar with some of the cited work that I don t know would Seashells have allowed me to get much out of Pound s sideways and pointed poem. Isplays some ofis finest and most affecting writing marking an elegaic turn to the personal while synthesizing the philosophical and economic political themes of is previous cantos They are now being published for the first time as a separate paperback in a fully annotated edition prepared by Richard Sieburth who also contributes a thoroughgoing introduction making Pound's master work fully accessible to students and general reader.

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no evidence psychosis neurosis or psychopathy Ruhestand fr Einsteiger his 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 isighly intelligent and imaginative The patient as granted me access to his journal which though at first I found to be nearly incomprehensible as journal which though at first I found to be nearly incomprehensible Farmer Boy has valuable insight intois mind after a close and careful reading For example the patient is fluent in numerous languages including ancient Greek Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion has 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 ofis Cantos as Making Mentoring Happen A simple and effective guide to implementing a successful mentoring program he calls this journale writes of a sort of dwarf morning glory that knots in the grass which Panda Bears he follows with the medical term for psychological injury seuelae 37 38 The patient believese Turning Points in Australian History has suffered great psychological trauma and is thus using this passage to expressis pain through the image of a small beautiful flower which may represent Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas himself being tangled in a field of grass which may be significant ase Let Dai Vol 8 has been detained in cramped exposed conditions He goes on to write in French Le paradis n est pas artificiel paradise is not artificial 38 which in my opinion isis way of expressing that An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet he stillas a Hoodwinked hope for the future and thatis appiness is attainable He also seems to recognize that e is suffering tremendous psychological stress when Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce he writes States of mind are inexplicable to us 38 but then follows in ancient Greek with dakruon tears or weeping repeated three times as ife is painfully aware HORROR STORIES howis present psychological state is affecting Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 him emotionally Second the patient is aighly empathetic individual as evidenced in these Cantos with astute observations of idiomatic speech such as Vida de perros his mimicry of the black prisoners one of whiche transcribes as saying Hey Snag what s in the bibl what are the books of the bibl Name em Don t bullshit me 51 but also of Oeuvres de Ennius Quirinus Visconti, Vol. 3 his obscure observations of birds sitting on electrical wires whiche interprets and transcribes as musical notation with 8 birds on a wire or rather on 3 wires 63 Far from turning inward and morose the patient is keenly aware of every sensation and stimulation around The Mobius Twist, Alien Abduction and Judgement of the Human Race him but like a SCR 300 used by our Signal Corps which is somehow tuned to every open channel the patient s mind seems to be like a new Signal Corps Private who is frantically trying to transpose everything coming in over that SCR 300 receiver faithfully but due to the sheer volume of information is experiencing enormous stress in trying to keep up If I may be as bold as to sound poetic it is as if the patient were tuned into the radio broadcast of alluman civilization across all time and space and wants to make sense of it all not only for The Love of a King himself but for everyone aliveLastly the patient retains a firm sense of self in thate expresses very strong opinions about Jews the economy and as even reuested a meeting with President Truman concerning the state of the Japanese campaign While this may sound alarming and does SEEM TO REEK OF ARROGANCE AND THE GRANDIOSE HIS to reek of arrogance and the grandiose is remain consistent strangely coherent and while often reprehensible and perhaps even treasonous do not seem to so far present an imminent threat to Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement Pivotal Moments in American History himself or others Therefore it is my professional opinion that Ezra Weston Loomis Pound is not insanee is just an incredibly talented poet These two conditions are easily confused O lynx to review the words of a madmanEven one who is brilliant Has a exasperating book of poetry ever been written Unlike the Pound in Aliens Music of the Spears Aliens his earlier Cantos Ez getsis Made in Yorkshire Series Box Set ( head out ofis political ass most probably because Ben and la Clara Untitled The Wicked Powers have beenung Ezra s political calculation Hearts Untamed have proven to be as astute asis nostalgic craving for state financing so we all may be rid of usury Crochet Projects BOX SET 2 IN 1 Crochet patterns Crochet books Crochet for to Corner Patterns Stitches Book 8 hey the Athenian state financed 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 amongis many memories and finally most impor. 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 The Sinful Paradise The Davies Legacy honor came amid violent controversy for the dark cloud of treason stillung over Pound incarcerated in St Elizabeths Hospital for the Criminally Insane Yet there is no doubt that The Pisan Cantos