Poets of the Italian Diaspora: A Bilingual Anthology by Luigi BonaffiniPoets of the Italian Diaspora: A Bilingual Anthology by Luigi Bonaffini

Poets of the Italian Diaspora: A Bilingual Anthology

EditorLuigi Bonaffini, Joseph Perricone

Paperback | March 1, 2014

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In the century between 1870 and 1970, about twenty-seven million migrants left Italy to work and live abroad. As a result, the worldwide Italian diaspora reportedly numbers more than sixty million people. Until now, however, there has not been an anthology devoted to the literature of theItalian diaspora that places it in a global context. This landmark volume presents a truly international selection of works by more than seventy Italian-language poets who are writing in countries from Australia to Venezuela. Their poetry is collected here into eleven geographical regions. The history and current state of Italian-language poetry ineach region receives a critical overview by a knowledgeable scholar, who also introduces each poet and provides a bibliography of his or her work. All poems appear on facing pages in both Italian and English.Poets of the Italian Diaspora is part of a long-range project, by the editors and contributors, to expand the boundaries of the Italian literary canon.
Luigi Bonaffini is Professor of Italian at Brooklyn College. He is the editor of the Journal of Italian Translation. Joseph Perricone is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Fordham University. He is the book review editor of the Journal of Italian Translation.
Title:Poets of the Italian Diaspora: A Bilingual AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1115 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.03 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823232549

ISBN - 13:9780823232543


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"An outstanding pioneering work that will mark a milestone in Italian Studies and will serve as the foundation of a new discipline, the literature of the Italian Diaspora."