Montale in English

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Then out of nowhere after years of silence the words we used, our unobstructed accents,
will well up from the dark of childhood,
and once more on our lips we'll taste Greek salt.

-from "Salt," translated by Jamie McKendrick

Eugenio Montale (1896 - 1981) was the greatest Italian poet since Leopardi, perhaps since Petrarch, and is generally acknowledged as one of the preeminent...

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Overview

Then out of nowhere after years of silence the words we used, our unobstructed accents,
will well up from the dark of childhood,
and once more on our lips we'll taste Greek salt.

-from "Salt," translated by Jamie McKendrick

Eugenio Montale (1896 - 1981) was the greatest Italian poet since Leopardi, perhaps since Petrarch, and is generally acknowledged as one of the preeminent European poets of the last century. His lyrical, mysterious poems abound in natural images—the high cliffs and inlets of the Ligurian coast, golden sunflowers, scolding blackbirds, and sun-scorched landscapes. Indeed, in the view of James Merrill, whose superb translations of several of Montale's poems appear in this volume, Montale was "the twentieth-century nature poet," in whose lines "any word can lead you from the kitchen garden into really inhuman depths." Also full of mythological and literary resonance, Montale's poems poignantly explore the connection between nature, the individual, and the divine.

Montale in English draws on the poet's eight major collections, bringing together translations, adaptations, and homages by fifty-eight American, English, Scottish, Australian, and Italian poets and scholars, including Samuel Beckett, David Ferry, Jonathan Galassi, Jorie Graham, Robert Lowell, Edwin Morgan, and Charles Wright. The editor's introduction gives a precise account of the history of Montale's reception in English, and by providing an analysis of four translations of a single poem, contributes to the controversial issue of poetic translation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590511275
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/6/2005
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale was born in Genoa and worked as a journalist and critic, first in Florence, then in Milan. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1975.

Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas edited Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy (Penguin, 1993) and Talking With Poets (Handsel Books, 2004). He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

"Be glad if the wind frisking the orchard" 3
On the threshold 5
The lemon trees 7
The lemon trees 9
Portrait of Mary 12
Falsetto 14
Sarcophagi I 16
"Don't ask of us the word that squares on every side" 19
"Meriggiare pallido e assorto" 20
"Dozing at midday, dazed and pale" 21
"To laze at noon, pale and thoughtful" 22
"Sit the noon out, pale and lost in thought" 23
"To pass the noon, intent and pale" 24
Cuttle bones 25
"Portami il girasole ch'io lo trapianti" 27
"Bring me the sunflower so that I can transplant it" 28
"Bring me the sunflower to transplant here" 29
The sunflower 30
"Maybe some morning, walking in dry glass air" 31
"Valmorbia, blossoming clouds of plants" 32
"Your hand was trying the keyboard" 34
La Farandola dei Fanciulli 35
"At the crank of the windlass in the well" 36
Peeweet (Scots) 37
"On the scrawled wall" 38
"Ancient one, I am drunk with the call" 40
"At times - suddenly -" 41
Salt 42
"I should have liked to feel harsh and essential" 43
"If I could just once syphon off" 44
"Then obliterate if you wish" 45
North wind 46
Eclogue 47
Flux 49
Flux 51
Arsenio 53
Arsenio 56
House at the sea 58
The dead 60
Delta 62
Delta 64
The balcony 69
Lindau 70
Lindau 71
Lindau 72
Lindau 73
Bagni di Lucca 74
En route to Vienna 75
Toward Capua 76
Dora Markus 77
Dora Markus 80
"Lo sai : debbo riperderti e non posso" 84
"You know : I have to give you up again" 85
"Many years, and a harder one by the foreign" 86
"Rime at the panes; the patients" 87
"I'd lost the hope of seeing you again" 88
"I had almost lost" 89
"In undulating flights martins reveal" 90
"At dawn, when suddenly" 91
"The flower that rehearses" 92
"The flower on the mountainside" 93
"Do not, o scissors, cut off that face" 94
"...but so be it : the cornet" 95
"...so be it : the sound of a cornet" 96
La casa dei doganieri 97
The house of the customs men 98
The coastguard house 100
The coastguard's house 102
The house of the customs men 103
Low tide 104
Stanzas 105
Mesco Point 107
Punta del Mesco 108
Summer 109
Eastbourne 110
New stanzas 112
New stanzas 114
The return 116
News from Mount Amiata 117
Seascape 123
On a letter not written 124
In sleep 125
"The violent thrum of error" 126
Indian serenade 127
The earrings 128
Window of Fiesole 129
The ark 130
Day and night 131
To my mother 132
From a tower 133
Where the tennis court was... 134
Visit to Fadin 136
"Mistletoe, a city of snapshots taped to" 138
Winter light 139
Homage to Rimbaud 140
Iris 141
In the greenhouse 143
Beach at Versilia 144
Hitler spring 146
Hitlerian spring 149
Voice that came with the coots 151
The shadow of the magnolia 153
Il gallo cedrone 155
The wood grouse 156
The capercaillie 157
L'anguilla 158
The eel 159
The eel 161
The eel 163
"You gave my name to a tree?" 165
The red and the black 166
From a Swiss lake 167
Anniversary 168
Brief testament 169
Little testament 171
Little testament 173
The prisoner's dream 175
Thrust and riposte 179
Xenia I 182
Xenia II 187
Late in the night 193
Backward glance 195
After a flight 196
Venetian piece 201
Rebecca 203
Lights and colors 204
The carillon pendulum clock 207
Sorapis, 40 years ago 209
"I lived on the third floor in those days" 213
The day of the dead 214
For Un Omaggio a Rafael Alberti 215
Winter lingers on 219
The earth's rind 220
To my friend Pea 221
Nixon in Rome 222
Afloat 224
In a void 226
Tattoo 20 : "you stand in your shoes, two shiny graves" 229
Montale's grave 230
Blind date 231
CXXXIV : "it surprises me not at all that your" 233
Megrim 235
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