Denis Donoghue’s Writings on Pound 1959-2019

compiled by Archie Henderson

1. The Third Voice: Modern British and American Drama. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1959. Third Printing, 1966. Rpt. in the Princeton Legacy Library series in 2015. [13. Ezra Pound and Women of Trachis, 213-222, first page].

2. “Ezra Pound’s School Book.” Lugano Review 1.3-4 (Summer 1965): 133-146. Rpt. in Donoghue, The Ordinary Universe: Soundings in Modern Literature (New York: Macmillan, 1968), pp. 291-308.

3. “The Cooling of an Admiration: Pound’s Interest in a Protégé of Yeats.” Rev. of Pound/Joyce, ed. Forrest Read. The Times Literary Supplement 3497 (6 Mar. 1969): 239-240.

4. “James’s The Awkward Age and Pound’s Mauberley.” Notes and Queries 17.2 (February 1970): 49-50. First pageSecond page.

5. [Speech on Ezra Pound and History, delivered at the Commemorative Symposium held at Queen’s University of Belfast in March 1973]. Paideuma 3.2 (Fall 1974): 158-161. Quoted in the course of G. Singh, “Ezra Pound: A Commemorative Symposium. Chairman: Professor John Braidwood,” pp. 151-168.

6. “Mediterranean Man.” Rev. of Ezra Pound, by Donald Davie. Partisan Review 44.3 (Summer 1977): 452-457. Free online.

7. “Wiring up the New Place.” Rev. of Hugh Kenner, A Homemade World: The American Modernist WritersThe Times Literary Supplement 3970 (5 May 1978): 499.

8. We Irish: Essays on Irish Literature and Society. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986 [Pound/Joyce [a rev. of Pound/Joyce, ed. Forrest Read, orig. pub. Times Literary Supplement, 6 March 1969], 100-106, free online].

9. “Pound’s Book of Beasts.” Rev. of Pound as Wuz: Essays and Lectures on Ezra Pound, by James Laughlin; The Genealogy of Demons: Anti-Semitism, Fascism, and the Myths of Ezra Pound, by Robert Casillo; Stone Cottage: Pound, Yeats, and Modernism, by James Longenbach; Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano, by John Tytell. New York Review of Books 35.9 (June 2, 1988): 14-16. Excerpt.

10. Strand, Ivan. “The Suburban Prejudice.” Letter on Denis Donoghue’s omnibus review “Pound’s Book of Beasts” [NYR, June 2]. New York Review of Books 35.17 (November 10, 1988). With a reply by Denis Donoghue. Free online.

11. Tytell, John. “Judging Pound.” Letter on Denis Donoghue’s review of Tytell’s biography of Ezra Pound [NYR, June 2]. New York Review of Books 35.18 (November 24, 1988). With a reply by Denis Donoghue. Free online.

12. “Poetry and Sanity.” Rev. of A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound, by Humphrey Carpenter; The American Ezra Pound, by Wendy Stallard Flory. New Republic 200.10 (6 March 1989): 38-40.

13. “Pound’s Joyce, Eliot’s Joyce.” James Joyce: The Artist and the Labyrinth. Ed. Augustine Martin. London: Ryan, 1990. 293-311.

14. The Old Moderns: Essays on Literature and Theory.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994, passim.

15. “A Packet for Ezra Pound.” Paideuma: Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry 34.2-3 (Fall & Winter 2005): 99-119. Free online.

16. Irish Essays.  New York: Cambridge UP, 2011 [4. Three Presences: Yeats, Eliot, Pound, 79-97].

17. “Three Presences: Yeats, Eliot, Pound.”  Hudson Review 62.4 (Winter 2010): 563-582. Free online.

18. “Pound notes.” Rev. of Ezra Pound to His Parents: Letters 1895-1929, eds. Mary de Rachewiltz, A. David Moody and Joanna Moody. New Criterion 30.1 (September 2011). Excerpt.

19. Rev. of Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and his Work. Vol. 2, by David Moody.” The Irish Times (Dec. 5, 2014). Free online.

20. Ezra Pound Poet, Vol 3. The Tragic Years 1939-1972 review: rhyme and treason.” The Irish Times (Jan. 30, 2016). Free online.

21. “The Kenner-Davenport Era.”  The Hopkins Review 12.3 (Summer 2019): 426-436. Free online.