Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Reading of The Cantos of Ezra Pound: Cantos of the 1920s

Photograph of Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound's monumental poem The Cantos is the longest and most sustained literary effort made by a poet of the modernist generation in any language. It took half a century to write: begun before World War I, it was continued to the end of the 1960s.

This event, sponsored by The Cantos Project at the University of Edinburgh and the Leverhulme Trust, showcases the poems written between 1923 and 1930.

They will be performed by the actor, Paul Cunningham, and introduced by A. David Moody, author of the recent three-volume biography of Ezra Pound, published by Oxford University Press.

Two of Pound's early pieces for violin, composed during the same period, will be played by Kamil Tchalaev.

Entry to the event is free but booking, via Eventbrite, is advised.

Oct 05 2017 -

Reading of The Cantos of Ezra Pound: Cantos of the 1920s

A showcase of poems from the most sustained literary effort of the modernist generation.

Project Room (1.06)
50 George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9LH