Vanishing Points

Poems

Valerio Magrelli; Translated from the Italian by Jamie McKendrick

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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The renowned Italian poet Valerio Magrelli has forged a unique approach for exploring the subtleties of language, a poetry of perception that takes the measure of its own veerings, “the exact degree / of deviation.” His poems are histories of the inner life that turn into X-rays of the urban and the global, and press the intelligence into the service of the senses. Magrelli’s poems condense the abstract and the intensely physical, subjecting modern experience to a minute and naked scrutiny. Not since Eugenio Montale has a poet brought together in one voice so many strands of the Italian lyric tradition and handled them with such originality.

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“Magrelli’s poetry is a soliloquy written with a pencil and small notebook, during the deepest and most silent hours of the night. It is a poetry that looks at itself, but at the sight of itself vanishes.” —Octavio Paz


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Valerio Magrelli; Translated from the Italian by Jamie McKendrick

Valerio Magrelli was born in Rome. He has published critical works on Dadaism and Paul Valéry, as well as notable translations of Mallarmé, Verlaine, and Valéry. He is currently working on a study of Baudelaire.

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Vanishing Points
Poems
Valerio Magrelli; Translated from the Italian by Jamie McKendrick

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374282530
ISBN10: 0374282536
6 x 9 inches, 272 pages
$27.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
August 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374532819
ISBN10: 0374532818
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, 272 pages
$17.00
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