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Ezra Pound's Green World: Nature, Landscape and Language, ed. Walter Baumann and Caterina Ricciardi.
Brighton: Edward Everett Root, 2018, 254 pp, ISBN: 9781912224722, HB £65.


This book brings to the fore much new work on this key area of Pound’s endeavours and interests, and on the social, political, and philosophical implications of his works. The contributors also deal with his interests in Chinese virtues, Egyptian hieroglyphs and autobiographical myths, where he combined his appreciation of both the Green World and the arts.

Contents
W. Baumann, Ezra Pound and Trees
S. Martin, Sacred Landscape: Lago di Garda in the Work of Ezra Pound and D. H. Lawrence
W. Pratt, The Grasshopper and the Ant: Pound’s Versions of Pastoral
J. Gery, What are Temples for: Spontaneity, Simultaneity and Fortuna in Canto 97
G. Schmidt, “Sumerian” Hieroglyphs in Cantos 94, 97 and 100
M. Bacigalupo, The Green World in the Autobiographical Myth of The Cantos
S. Romer, “The fine thing held in the mind”: Painterliness Emanating in Pound’s Early Poems and Cantos
M. Sheldon, Allen Upward’s Influence on Ezra Pound’s Green World
J. Brantley Berryman, Pound’s Green World: Mimesis, Metaphor, and Magic
R. M. Zorzi, The Myth of Daphne in Pound’s Early Poetry
P. Liebregts, “Damned to you Midas, Midas lacking a Pan”: Ezra Pound and the Use of Pan
C. Altieri, Taking Fascist Ontology Seriously: Why “the Green World” Could Not Suffice for the Early Cantos
G. Ferreccio, Pound’s Iconic Acts: Rituals and Natural Language in the Early-Middle Cantos
J. Pollock, The Poetics of Cut and Flow in The Cantos of Ezra Pound
S. Mark, “Two larks in contrappunto / at sunset”: Pound and Pasolini After the Fall
A. Trevathan, Teaching Pound in a Red State
V. Patea, Patrizia de Rachewiltz’s My Taishan: Confessions in the Pound Tradition
J. Gery, “Independence in a Green World”: Mary de Rachewiltz as Student and Teacher