The Selected Poetry And Prose Of Vittorio Sereni: A Bilingual Edition

Paperback | March 21, 2013

byVittorio SereniTranslated byMarcus Perryman, Peter Robinson

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One of the most important Italian poets of the last century, Vittorio Sereni (1913–83) wrote with a historical awareness unlike that of any of his contemporaries. A poet of both personal and political responsibility, his work sensitively explores life   under fascism, military defeat and imprisonment, and the resurgence of extreme right-wing politics, as well as the roles played by love and friendship in the survival of humanity.
The first substantial translation of Sereni’s oeuvre published anywhere in the world, The Selected Poetry and Prose of Vittorio Sereni is a unique guide to this twentieth-century poet. A bilingual edition, reissued in paperback for the poet’s centenary, it collects Sereni’s poems, criticism, and short fiction with a full chronology, commentary, bibliography, and learned introduction by British poet and scholar Peter Robinson.

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One of the most important Italian poets of the last century, Vittorio Sereni (1913–83) wrote with a historical awareness unlike that of any of his contemporaries. A poet of both personal and political responsibility, his work sensitively explores life   under fascism, military defeat and imprisonment, and the resurgence of extreme righ...

Peter Robinson is Head of Department and Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Reading, UK. Marcus Perryman is the author and translator of The Journey of G. Mastorna. The film Fellini didn't make and translator of Orson Welles in Italy by Alberto Anile, both forthcoming.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022605554X

ISBN - 13:9780226055541

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chronology

 

Selected Poetry

 
da frontiera / from frontier
diario d’algeria / algerian diary
da gli strumenti umani / from the human implements
da stella variabile / from variable star

Selected Prose

 from the immediate surroundings
from crossing milan

Commentary
Bibliography
Index of Titles and First Lines

Editorial Reviews

"[Sereni] is an extraordinary evoker of both on-the-spot experience and the enduring presence of the past in memory. His stature as a major European war poet should grow rapidly with this volume. . . . Perryman and Robinson translate closely and accurately, and this monumental bilingual edition will be invaluable to students of Sereni."