Collected Poems, 1920-1954

Eugenio Montale; Translated from the Italian and Annotated by Jonathan Galassi

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A strong, idiomatic translation of Italy's greatest modern poet.

Eugenio Montale is universally recognized as having brought the great Italian lyric tradition that began with Dante into the twentieth century with unrivaled power and brilliance. Montale is a love poet whose deeply beautiful, individual work confronts the dilemmas of modern history, philosophy, and faith with courage and subtlety; he has been widely translated into English and his work has influenced two generations of American and British poets. Jonathan Galassi's versions of Montale's major works—Ossi di seppia, Le occasioni, and La bufera e altro—are the clearest and most convincing yet, and his extensive notes discuss in depth the sources and difficulties of this dense, allusive poetry. This book offers English-language readers uniquely informed and readable access to the work of one of the greatest of all modern poets.

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Poet Eliza Griswold reads Eugenio Montale's poem "Syria"

"Hear poet and journalist Eliza Griswold read and discuss Eugenio Montale's poem ""Syria,"" translated by Jonathan Galassi, from Montale's Collected Poems, 1920-1954. Read more about the book Collected Poems, 1920-1954 at http://us.macmillan.com/collectedpoems19201954/EugenioMontale Learn more about poet Eugenio Montale and translator Jonathan Galassi at http://us.macmillan.com/author/eugeniomontale Read about poet and journalist Eliza Griswold at http://us.macmillan.com/author/elizagriswold"

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“Galassi’s volume is unlikely to be superseded for a long time.” —Jamie McKendrick, London Review of Books 

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Eugenio Montale; Translated from the Italian and Annotated by Jonathan Galassi

Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.

Jonathan Galassi has also translated Montale's The Second Life of Art: Selected Essays and Otherwise: Last and First Poems.

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Eugenio Montale; Translated from the Italian and Annotated by Jonathan Galassi

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Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
January 2012
Bilingual Edition Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374533281
ISBN10: 0374533288
6 x 9 inches, 640 pages, Chronology, Notes, and an Index of Titles and First Lines
$30.00
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