The Siege (L'assedio)

The Siege (L'assedio)

by Ljuba Merlina Bortolani
     
 

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Written when Ms. Bortolani was fifteen years old, The Siege (L’assedio) is driven by a brazen, exuberant voice and a linguistic acrobatics not unlike that of the most celebrated European teen prodigy poet—Arthur Rimbaud. Phantasmagorical and surreal, the poems move us through the chameleon-shadings of lust and love.

Ljuba Merlina

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Written when Ms. Bortolani was fifteen years old, The Siege (L’assedio) is driven by a brazen, exuberant voice and a linguistic acrobatics not unlike that of the most celebrated European teen prodigy poet—Arthur Rimbaud. Phantasmagorical and surreal, the poems move us through the chameleon-shadings of lust and love.

Ljuba Merlina Bortolani was born in Bologna in November 1980. She is the author of three poetic sequences. She is a student at the University of Bologna.

Michael Palma is a world-renown, prize-winning translator of Italian poetry. His terza-rima translation of Dante’s Inferno will be published by W.W. Norton in January 2002.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929918218
Publisher:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
New American Translations Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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