BK. Ezra Pound
115. Baumann, Walter. The Rose in the Steel Dust: An Examination of The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Bern: Franke, 1967. Reprint, Coral Gables, Fla.: U of Miami P, 1970.
A close reading of especially cantos IV (31)
and LXXXII (56g). Contains cogent
analysis of Pound’s use of legends associated with the pines of
Takasago and Ise (p. 39-41; see especially 31,
70c, and 88d),
his incorporation of nô materials (pp. 74-78), and in both cases
how he used these Japanese subjects to establish a counterpoint to European
values derived from classical Greece.