Collected Poems, 1920-1954: Revised Bilingual Edition by Eugenio MontaleCollected Poems, 1920-1954: Revised Bilingual Edition by Eugenio Montale

Collected Poems, 1920-1954: Revised Bilingual Edition

byEugenio MontaleTranslated byJonathan GalassiNotes byJonathan Galassi

Paperback | January 3, 2012 | Italian

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A strong, idiomatic translation of Italy's greatest modern poet.

Eugenio Montale is universally recognized as having brought the great Italian lyric tradition that began with Dante into the twentieth century with unrivaled power and brilliance. Montale is a love poet whose deeply beautiful, individual work confronts the dilemmas of modern history, philosophy, and faith with courage and subtlety; he has been widely translated into English and his work has influenced two generations of American and British poets. Jonathan Galassi's versions of Montale's major works-Ossi di seppia, Le occasioni, and La bufera e altro-are the clearest and most convincing yet, and his extensive notes discuss in depth the sources and difficulties of this dense, allusive poetry. This book offers English-language readers uniquely informed and readable access to the work of one of the greatest of all modern poets.

Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.Jonathan Galassi has also translated Montale's The Second Life of Art: Selected Essays and Otherwise: Last and First Poems.
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Title:Collected Poems, 1920-1954: Revised Bilingual EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.04 × 6.02 × 1.8 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:Italian

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374533288

ISBN - 13:9780374533281

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