Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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The Pisan Cantos

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1949

Identifier

Brasch PS3531 O82 P5

Publisher

London: Faber and Faber

Abstract

Because he publicly supported Mussolini’s fascism and broadcast his opinions on Radio Rome, Pound was arrested for treason by American forces after the war. Confined outdoors in a small reinforced wire cage at a military detention centre near Pisa, Pound experienced a dark night of the soul; his desolation is evident in many lines of his Pisan Cantos. Embarking on an intellectual and spiritual journey, the imprisoned Pound retrieves materials from his memory, cultural and linguistic fragments, in a spiritual quest for transcendence and enlightenment.

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Ezra Pound, “The Pisan Cantos,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 18, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8520.

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