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  • Published: 2 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781841598093
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.00
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Montale

Poems



A beautiful hardback pocket-sized selection of the works of Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet Eugenio Montale, one of the giants of twentieth-century literature. Translated by Jonathan Galassi

Montale's incandescently beautiful poetry is deeply rooted in the venerable lyric tradition that began with Dante, but he brilliantly reinvents that tradition for our time, probing the depths of love, death, faith and philosophy in the bracing light of modern history. Montale's poems teem with allusion and metaphor but at the same time are densely studded with concrete images that keep his complex musings firmly tethered to the world. Montale's reputation is international and enduring, and he has influenced generations of poets around the world. This volume contains selections from all his greatest works, rendered into English by the accomplished poet and translator Jonathan Galassi. It serves as both an essential introduction to an important poet and a true pleasure for lovers of contemporary poetry.

  • Published: 2 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781841598093
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.00
Categories:

About the author

Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale produced only five volumes of poetry in his first 50 years as a writer. But when the Swedish Academy awarded the Italian poet and critic the 1975 Nobel Prize for Literature, they called him “one of the most important poets of the contemporary West,” Publishers Weekly reported. Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1896, Montale had a long and distinguished career as a translator and critic in addition to his poetic achievements.

Praise for Montale

Montale gave the Italian lyric a dissonant new music, a rapturous counter-eloquence. He is the Debussy of modern poetry, and in Jonathan Galassi's fresh translation ... the English-speaking reader is given clear access to a body of work that has a severe majesty.

The New Yorker

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