Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation With Eugenio Montale: Milan, Italy Nobel Prize in Literature, Vol 1, No 1 by Melinda Camber PorterMelinda Camber Porter In Conversation With Eugenio Montale: Milan, Italy Nobel Prize in Literature, Vol 1, No 1 by Melinda Camber Porter

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Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation With Eugenio Montale

Milan, Italy, 1976

"Nowadays, it is becoming harder to distinguish between artistic and commercial life. The role of the artist has been reduced to his success or failure in commercial terms... these mass-produced voices are not those which will tell us whether we are heading for disaster and, if so, how to prevent it." This statement expressed by Eugenio Montale, when speaking to Melinda Camber Porter at his home in Milan, Italy in 1976, after receiving the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature. With this publication, Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation With Eugenio Montale (ISBN: 978-1-942231-02-8), we have an opportunity to listen to the strong voice of Eugenio Montale discussing literature and its place to push Society in a forward direction. Eugenio Montale describes his observations of the driving forces of human nature that he explored through his journalism, painting and poetry. During the prime of his live, he watched the rise and fall of Fascism in Italy, and his experiences remain relevant today as he discusses the importance of the individual's conscience, the poet's role in society, and the dangers of ideologies, the mass media, and consumerism. The Foreward by Canio Pavone, Professor of Italian Studies, who knew Melinda Camber Porter, introduces us to Eugenio Montale and their conversation. In addition, the book includes both the English and Italian Nobel Prize Lecture by Eugenio Montale. Melinda Camber Porter passed away of ovarian cancer in 2008 and left a significant body of work in art, journalism, and literature. With her background as a journalist for the Times of London, her questions had a unique way of getting to the heart of the creative process used by many widely acclaimed cultural figures, filmmakers, and writers. The Melinda Camber Porter Archive wishes to share these conversations with the public to ensure the continuation and expansion of the ideas expressed in her creative works of art, journalism, and literature.  The Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works comprises two series of books. Volume 1 are books of journalism. Volume 2 are books of art and literature. [ISSN: 2379-2450 (Print); 2379-3198 (E-book); 2379-321X (Audiobook).]

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages. She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. The Boston Globe describes her book, Through Parisian Eyes (Oxford University Press), as "a partic...
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Title:Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation With Eugenio Montale: Milan, Italy Nobel Prize in Literature…Format:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:Blake PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsMelinda Camber Porter in Conversation with Eugenio Montale, Milan, Italy 1976Foreward by Canio Pavone, professor of Italian LiteratureDrawings and text by Melinda Camber Porter and Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale won the 1975 Nobel Prize in LiteratureEugenio Montale's Nobel Prize Lecture in English and Italian included in book.Volume 1, Number 1: Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative WorksBlake Press Publications Academic Year 2015/2016Volume I: Journalism Series BooksInternational Standard Serial Numbers:ISSN: 2379-2450 (Print), ISSN: 2379-3198 (Ebook), ISSN: 2379-321X (Audio)

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"Nowadays, it is becoming harder to distinguish between artistic and commercial life. The role of the artist has been reduced to his success or failure in commercial terms... these mass-produced voices are not those which will tell us whether we are heading for disaster and, if so, how to prevent it."Eugenio Montale speaking to Melinda Camber Porter in Milan in 1977"Montale also felt a kinship with the American poet T.S.Eliot (another disciple of Dante). Melinda Camber Porter has written that both poets possess similar styles and "a common predilection for dry, desolate, cruel landscapes. Her interview with Montale offers the reader a candid view of the poet as he discusses with her some personal observations of his life and times." Canio Pavone, Professor of Italian Literature