Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto

Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto

by Andrea Zanzotto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226978842

ISBN-13: 9780226978840

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Andrea Zanzotto is widely considered Italy’s most influential living poet. The first comprehensive collection in thirty years to translate this master European poet for an English-speaking audience, The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto includes the very best poems from fourteen of his major books of verse and a selection of thirteen essays

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Andrea Zanzotto is widely considered Italy’s most influential living poet. The first comprehensive collection in thirty years to translate this master European poet for an English-speaking audience, The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto includes the very best poems from fourteen of his major books of verse and a selection of thirteen essays that helps illuminate themes in his poetry as well as elucidate key theoretical underpinnings of his thought. Assembled with the collaboration of Zanzotto himself and featuring a critical introduction, thorough annotations, and a generous selection of photographs and art, this volume brings an Italian master to vivid life for American readers.

“Now, in [this book], American readers can get a just sense of  [Zanzotto’s] true range and extraordinary originality.”—Eric Ormsby, New York Sun

“What I love here is the sense of a voice directly speaking. Throughout these translations, indeed from early to late, the great achievement seems to be the way they achieve a sense of urgent address.”—Eamon Grennan, American Poet

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ISBN-13:
9780226978840
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 
Translator’s Note and Acknowledgments 
Introduction
 
Selected Poetry
 
da A che valse? Versi, 1938–1942 / from What was the point? Verse, 1938–1942 (1970)
“Nell’era della silenziosa pace” / “In the age of silent peace”
“Nei giorni delle insonni primavere” / “In the days of sleepless springs”
“A questo ponte”  / “At this bridge”  
 
da Dietro il paesaggio / Behind the Landscape (1951)
Indizi e Luna  / Indications and Moon  
Quanto a lungo  / How Long  
Ormai / By Now  
Là sovente nell’alba / There Often in the Dawn 
Serica / Silky
Distanza / Distance 
Adunata / Gathering 
Nel mio paese / In My Land 
L’acqua di Dolle / The Water of Dolle 
L’amore infermo del giorno / The Infirm Love of Day 
Là sul ponte / There on the Bridge 
Perché siamo  / Because We Are  
Dietro il paesaggio  / Behind the Landscape
Nella valle / In the Valley  

da Elegia e altri versi / from Elegy and Other Poems (1954)
Partenza per il Vaud / Departure for Vaud
Da Ore calanti / From Waning Hours
 
da Vocativo / from Vocative (1957)
Fiume all’alba / River at Dawn 
Caso vocativo / Vocative Case
Colloquio / Colloquy
I paesaggi primi / The First Landscapes
Da un’altezza nuova / From a New Height   
Esistere psichicamente / Existing Psychically
Impossibilità della parola / Impossibility of the Word
Prima del sole / Before the Sun
Dal cielo / From the Sky
 
da IX Ecloghe / from IX Eclogues (1962)
Un libro di Ecloghe / A Book of Eclogues
Ecloga I / Eclogue I
Ecloga II / Eclogue II
Ecloga III / Eclogue III
Per la finestra nuova / Through the New Window
Ecloga IV / Eclogue IV
La quercia sradicata dal vento / The Oak Uprooted by the Wind
Così siamo / That’s How We Are
Notificazione di presenza sui Colli Euganei / Notifying One’s Presence in the Euganean Hills
Epilogo: Appunti per un’Ecloga / Epilogue: Notes for an Eclogue
 
da La Beltà / from Beauty (1968)
La perfezione della neve / The Perfection of the Snow
Sì, ancora la neve / Yes, the Snow Again
Alla stagione / To the Season
Da Possibili prefazi o riprese o conclusioni / From Possible Prefaces or Resumptions or Conclusions
Al mondo / To the World
L’elegia in petèl / The Elegy in Petèl
Da Profezie o memorie o giornali murali / From Prophecies or Memories or Bulletin Boards
           
da Gli Squardi i Fatti e Senhal / from Glances, Facts and Senhals (1969)
From Glances, Facts and Senhals / Da Gli Squardi i Fatti e Senhal   
 
da Pasque / from Easters (1973)
Da Misteri della pedagogia / From Mysteries of Pedagogy
La Pace di Oliva / The Peace of Oliva
Subnarcosi / Subnarcosis
Per lumina, per limina / By Lights, by Limits
Lanternina cieca / Small Dark Lantern  
Codicillo / Codicil /  

( a ( e / ( a ( e
 
da Filò. Per il Casanova di Fellini / from Peasants Wake for Fellini’s Casanova (1976)
Da Peasants Wake / From Filò 
 
da Il Galateo in Bosco / from The Woodland Book of Manners (1978)
“Dolcezza. Carezza. Piccoli schiaffi in quiete.” / “Sweetness. Dearness. Little muffled slaps.”
Gnessulógo / Noplace
Diffrazioni, eritemi  / Diffractions, Erythemas
(Certe forre circolari colme di piante . . .) / (Certain circular ravines brimming with plants . . .)
“Rivolgersi agli ossari. Non occorre biglietto.” / “Apply to the ossuaries. No ticket is needed.”
Stati maggiori contrapposti, loro piani / Conflicting Dominant States, Their Designs “Tentando e poi tagliuzzando a fette” / “Touching and then chopping into slices”
(Indizi di guerre civili) / (Indications of Civil Wars)
(Sono gli stessi) / (They’re the same)
From Da Ipersonetto / Hypersonnet
            I – I – (Sonetto di grifi ife e fili) / (Sonnet of snouts hyphae and filaments)
            III – III – (Sonetto di stragi e di belle maniere) / (Sonnet ofmassacres and  good manners) /
            IV – IV – (Sonetto del decremento e dell’alimento) / (Sonnet of decrement and  nourishment)
(Che sotto l’alta guida) / (That under the noble guidance)
( )        ) (  / ( )        ) ( 
) (        ( ) / ) (        ( ) 
(Lattiginoso) / (Milky)
 
da Fosfeni / from Phospenes (1983)
Come ultime cene / Like Last Suppers   
“Amori impossibili come” / “Loves impossible as”
Da Silicio, carbonio, castellieri / From Silicon, Carbon, Fortified Villages 
Squadrare il foglio / Squaring the sheet
(Da Ghène) / (At Ghène’s)  
“Ben disposti silenzi” / “Well disposed silences”
Da Periscopi /  From Periscopes  
Soprammobili e gel / Trinkets and Gel
(Anticicloni, inverni) / (Anticyclones, Winters)  
Vocabilità, fotoni/ Vocability, photons  
Da Tavoli, giornali, alba pratalia / From Tables, Newspapers, Snow-Covered Fields
Futuri semplici—o anteriori? / Futures—Simple or Anterior?
 
da Idioma / From Idiom (1986)
Genti / Peoples
Sfere / Spheres  
Orizzonti / Horizons
“Pericolose—un giorno—bellezze” / “Dangerous—once—splendors”
Nino negli anni Ottanta / Nino in the Eighties
Da Andar a cucire / From Going Out to Sew  
Par i otanta ani de Montale / Fio  Montale on His Eightieth Birthday
In ricordo de Pasolini / In Memory of Pasolini
Da Mistieròi / From Small and Humble Occupations
Alto, altro linguaggio, fuori idioma? / High, Other Language, Beyond Idiom?
“Il cielo è limpido sino ad” / “The sky is transparent until”
Docile, riluttante  / Docile, reluctant
 
da Meteo / From Meteo (1996)
Live / Live 
Morèr Sachèr / Morèr Sachèr  
Lanugini / Lanugos 
“Non si sa quanto verde” / “There is no telling how much green”
Leggende / Leggends  
Stagione delle piogge  / Season of the Rains
Tu sai che  / You know that
Altri papaveri  / Other Poppies
Currunt / Currunt 
Colle, ala  / Hill, wing
“E ti protendi come silenzio” / “And you lean out like silence”
Topinambùr / Topinambùr 
Altri topinambùr  / Other

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