Poetry Pamphlet Hospital Series 19 by Amelia RosselliPoetry Pamphlet Hospital Series 19 by Amelia Rosselli

Poetry Pamphlet Hospital Series 19

byAmelia RosselliTranslated byDeborah Woodard, Roberta Antognini

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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Hospital Series, a bruisingly intimate colloquy with an elusive lover, is Italian poet Amelia Rosselli’s virtuoso, subversive, neo-Petrarchan sequence of poems. Rosselli wrote much of the series in the mid 1960s after being hospitalized for a mental illness she suffered from for most of her life, and whose pain shapes her language and difficult vision. These explosive poems, a furious cacophonic crescendo of semantic and syntactic accumulations deeply admired by Pier Paolo Pasolini, place Rosselli among the greatest writers of her generation.
Giuseppe Leporace is a senior lecturer of Italian at the University of Washington.
Title:Poetry Pamphlet Hospital Series 19Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.22 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811223973

ISBN - 13:9780811223973


Editorial Reviews

A luxurient, floral oasis at the margins of dominion. — Pier Paolo PasoliniWhat Rosselli expresses in these texts – so skillfully transferred by Antagonini et al – is an often-wrenching cri de coeur situating a continuum of affectivity. Rosselli and her translators seem engaged in a “union/ of two souls one tarantella,” and these English-language versions move across vistas of love and despair and hope and insanity, in a dance toward newer orders of weird reckoning. — Dan Disney (Shearsman)