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Montale’s poems range from daily life through history and myth, and on to questions of metaphysics and divinity. As a love poet, a landscape poet, and a spiritual pilgrim he has few equals. Translators Galassi, Wright, and Young recreate the distinctive music of a poet whose poems prove rich and compelling to an ever-growing body of readers.

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Overview

Montale’s poems range from daily life through history and myth, and on to questions of metaphysics and divinity. As a love poet, a landscape poet, and a spiritual pilgrim he has few equals. Translators Galassi, Wright, and Young recreate the distinctive music of a poet whose poems prove rich and compelling to an ever-growing body of readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932440983
  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: FIELD Translation Series , #26
  • Edition description: Trans. from the Italian
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
from CUTTLEFISH BONES (OSSI DI SEPPIA), 1920-27
At the Threshold
The Lemons
Falsetto
Almost a Fantasia
Wind and Flags
Don’t Ask Us for the Word
To Spend the Afternoon
I Think about Your Smile
Bring Me the Sunflower
Again and Again I Have Seen Life’s Evil
Glory of Expanded Noon
Maybe One Morning
The Well’s Pulley Creaks
Mediterranean
Arsenio
House by the Sea
The Dead
Delta from OCCASIONS (LE OCCASIONI), 1928-39
The Balcony
Lindau
Bagni di Lucca
Another Moon Effect
Near Vienna
To Liuba, Leaving
Dora Markus
Motets
The Customs Hut
Low Tide
Summer
Eastbourne
Boats on the Marne
News from Mount Amiata from THE STORM & OTHER POEMS (LA BUFERA E ALTRO), 1940-54
The Storm
Seaside Walk
On a Letter Never Written
In Sleep
Indian Serenade
Fiesole Window
The Red Lily
To My Mother
Florentine Madrigals
Ballad Written in a Clinic
Two in the Twilight
Where the Tennis Court Was...
Visit to Fadin
Towards Siena
On the Greve
The Black Trout
Towards Finisterre
Syria
Winter Light
Iris
In the Greenhouse
In the Park
The Kitchen Garden
Beach at Versilia
Hitler Spring
Voice That Came with the Coots
The Eel
Three Private Madrigals
Anniversary
Little Testament
The Prisoner’s Dream from SATURA, 1962-70
Xenia, I
Xenia, II
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
After a Flight
Down There from ALTRI VERSI E POESIE DISPERSE (OTHERWISE), 1981
Near Tellaro
I Have Such Faith in You
My Insomnia
A Malady
I Don’t Have Much Faith
It Doesn’t Take a Long Time
NOTES

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    The One to Get

    This is the Montale to own if you are looking for a good introduction to his work and first-rate translations. The selection is wonderful, and so is the Introduction!

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