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The Ocean and the Boy

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Born in Imperia in 1945, Giuseppe Conte is one of the most important and powerful voices in Italian literature today. A talented and versatile writer, he has published numerous books of poetry, novels, criticism, essays, and plays. He has received major literary prizes (including the Premio Montale) and has translated into Italian the works of Shelley, D.H. Lawrence and Wa ...more
Published January 1st 1997 by Small Press United
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Oct 15, 2007 Christopher rated it really liked it
The verse of Ligurian poet Giuseppe Conte is finally available to an English-language audience with THE OCEAN AND THE BOY, Laura Stortoni's translation of his 1983 book "L'oceano e il ragazzo." Conte is one of the most striking poets in Italian literature of the second half of the 20th century, and he has fused Ligurian hermeticism with a deep concern for the natural world.

Giuseppe Conte's poetry is always aware of the fact that Nature remains the foundation and background for any civilization,
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Giuseppe Conte è nato a Imperia nel 1945. Si è laureato in Lettere presso l'Università Statale di Milano,ed è stato collaboratore di riviste letterarie, redattore della rivista Il Verri diretta da Luciano Anceschi, assistente universitario di Estetica a Milano con il Prof. Dorfles e di Letteratura Italiana a Torino con il Prof. Barberi Squarotti, e docente nelle Scuole Superiori. Abbandonato l'ins ...more
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