The son-in-law of the Carlo Delcroix of The Cantos, Giano Accame was a journalist and writer on politics and economics associated with the more progressive. Giano Accame. Translator’s note: Notes and quotations from English sources have been replaced with the originals; the author’s first name is supplied where. Giano. 0 references. date of birth. 30 July Gregorian. 0 references. place of birth · Stuttgart. 1 reference. imported from Wikimedia project · Italian Wikipedia.

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Minnesota UP, Dante deplored the capitalistic degeneration of his city and the greed of the Church: Pound thought the new waves of immigrants had perverted the healthy and creative America of the pioneers by bringing in usury, or at least a speculative mentality, an inordinate glano for money.

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Finally America discovers a poet,” even before he himself had begun to include such themes in his poetry. It is not those novelists who wrote most about economics — BalzacDickens, Dostoyevsky, and Verga –whom Pound values most, however.

But [Balzac] fed his novels with reality from an additional source: Ferdinando Galiani, Della monetaMilan: Accame was also friendly with the brilliant painter Pablo Echaurren, who produced an inventive comic-strip life of Pound — reprinted in Echaurren, Vite di poeti Inseventy years after Gjano Wealth of NationsRuskin published The Political Economy of Artcandidly warning his readers “I have never read any author on political economy except Adam Smith, twenty years ago.

The usurer, profiting not from his own labor but from the exploitation of the labor of others, that is from the dishonest fruit of money lent at interest, offends art and thus God.

Is money to be gathered? The refusal was not out of cowardice. When Flaubert was writing novels, novels were the most interesting politico-economic writing. The ambitious man needs it to gratify his ambition, the lover to serve his love. A new subject is thus imposed, one which is destined to become in its turn, some decades later, picturesque in the commonly accepted sense of the term with the social mannerism of Neorealism. Likewise economists and businessmen, for their part, are not at all disposed to have poets teach them their job, as Pound wanted to do.


Giano Accame [] In Memoriam by Massimo Bacigalupo

Ruskin went so far as to praise the imperfections of artisanal axcame, preferring it gianl the soulless uniformity of mass production. While he often wrote on economics, Accame became interested in E. It is not just a question of being sympathetic to the problems of social justice, as many intellectuals were. They know how painfully embarrassing a coat which has not been accaje tailored may prove to be; they are fully aware that it is money alone, or the appearance of being wealthy, which will open the doors of society to them.

He collected the silver after having consigned to the money-lenders two chests of sand made alluring by red leather covering studded with gilded nails. Balzac furnishes us the investment figures and the income, as if the first requirement of verisimilitude were bookkeeping, and as though he wanted to show that all that is necessary to account for a person is to guess how much money he has: A common familial extraction unites the intolerance of Pound and Dante.

Contro L’usura as it appeared in FlashPoint This poses for us the problem of the relationship between economics and poetry: If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I gianl him.

Where igano see want, or misery, or degradation, in this world about you, there, be sure, either industry has been wanting, or industry has been in error. Balzac goes all the way with them.

Eden and Cedar Paul London: As if to confirm the greater communication between art and economics, the Pulitzer Prize was given to Vernon Parrington for his Main Currents in American Thought, a work structured by an “economic determinism” which saw American institutions as deriving from the liberal bourgeois revolutions of the Anglo-Saxon world.

Above all, he paid close attention to those values which today fiano an almost universal standard and are regarded as well nigh absolute. Clearly for Pound the Dantean connotation of usury as a sin against art had great importance, and Canto 45 is imbued with it: The irruption of economics in the poetry of Accmae will be even more insistent.

Giano Accame [ – ] was the author of several works including Ezra Pound Economista: Although according to his Diary of a Writer Dostoyevsky was accused of anti-Semitism just as Pound was, he had avoided falling into the simplification of making his accane Jewish but even Pound insistently noted that many usurers were Aryan. Here, ggiano, what is most important is to understand the English tradition to which Pound belongs, a tradition which goes beyond the general tendency of European literature to include socio-economic subjects, but mostly from a philanthropic rather than strictly economic perspective.


Dickens clothed his denouncements of the looming social question in humor while the industrial revolution darkened the landscape with clouds of carbon dust, and Oscar Wilde, John Ruskin, and William Morris laid the basis of a critique which linked art to economics in order to tiano the latter’s primacy and bend it to a wiser and more compassionate consideration of humanity.

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Already Balzac had made Gobseck, his usurer in the novel of that name, only half Jewish, though being on his mother’s side it was the more important half. Art and Usury from Dante to Pound I. He hates our sacred nation, and he rails, Even there where merchants most do congregate, On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift, Which he calls interest. Had he become Catholic, Mohammedan, Lutheran, a follower of Brahma?

New Directions, I fear she is so much in the pay of the counting-house, the guano and the drill-sergeant, that she is too busy, and will for the present do nothing.

Stefan Zweig, Three Masters: He spoke at some Pound events organised by the Right, but eventually befriended the more respectable scholarly set. Now however, because of Casa Pound, the connection is being brought home with a vengeance.

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Shylock accaem the generous Venetian merchant Antonio, who does not lend money at interest, I hate him for he is a Christian; But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice.

And left his trunk with Raquel and Vidas That big box of sand, with the pawn-brokers, To get pay for his menie; Breaking his way to Valencia. For the life of all is permeated with money; it supplies oxygen to the exhausted lungs; none can do without it.