Beast of Burden
When you get to the Italian ones, don't forget I wrote an essay about them Jenks. It's called 'Ezra Pound & Salo'.
Who's "Bill Sigler"?Bill Sigler says:
July 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm
It saddens me to read from intelligent, caring people statements like “an attachment to crank economics and conspiracy theory that leads, eventually and inexorably, from left or right, into the gutter of anti-Semitism.” So social credit theories that seek to balance the power to issue credit between private bankers and governments are crank conspiracy theories, even though most people actually still think that governments issue currency and control their money supplies? Our age is so ignorant and self-righteous it can blithely and arrogantly dismiss any idea, no matter how deeply thought or well-researched, simply because it might offend some religious group. It makes Pound’s hysterical condemnations of modernity seem perfectly justified in hindsight.
I read Craner's essay on Pound and Salò earlier. I haven't read enough Pound to know whether he's right about everything in it, but it made sense to me and I agreed with the point about not trying to downplay his politics or separate them from the work.
I want to go on fighting. Canto 72 In 1948, the year James Laughlin published The Pisan Cantos, Ezra Pound remained incarcerated in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a Federal Government asylum in Washingt…kirkpatrickmission.wordpress.com