The Cantos By Ezra Pound Is A Long, Incomplete Poem In 120 Sections, Each Of Which Is A Canto Most Of It Was Written Between 1915 And 1962, Although Much Of The Early Work Was Abandoned And The Early Cantos, As Finally Published, Date From 1922 Onwards It Is A Book Length Work, Widely Considered To Present Formidable Difficulties To The Reader The Cantos Is Generally Considered One Of The Most Significant Works Of Modernist Poetry In The 20th Century As In Pound S Prose Writing, The Themes Of Economics, Governance And Culture Are Integral To The Work S Content.
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and intellectual who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early to mid 20th century poetry.Pound s The Cantos contains music and bears a title that could be translated as The Songs although it never is Pound s ear was tuned to the motz et sons of troubadour poetry where, as musicologist John Stevens has noted, melody and
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