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The Occasions

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Eugenio Montale's second book of poetry was first published in 1939. This book is his most experimental work, but a work no less tradition-saturated than Eliot's. As poet, private individual, and ""good European"," Montale's way of dealing with his difficulties was to seize the occasions offered him by writing poetry in which the lover's passions for his beloved country wo ...more
Paperback, 169 pages
Published July 1st 1987 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1949)
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Maria  (Scratchbook)
A mio parere, non la migliore raccolta di Montale.
Alcuni versi però sono molto belli.
Io, in particolare, ho adorato ACCELERATO.

Fu così, com’è il brivido
pungente che trascorre
i sobborghi e solleva
alle aste delle torri
la cenere del giorno,
com’è il soffio
piovorno che ripete
tra le sbarre l’assalto
ai salici reclini –
fu così e fu tumulto nella dura
oscurità che rompe
qualche foro d’azzurro finché lenta
appaia la ninfale
Entella che sommessa
rifluisce dai cieli dell’infanzia
oltre il futuro –
poi vennero a
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Eugenio Montale was born on October 12, 1896 in Genoa, Italy. He was the youngest son of Domenico Montale and Giuseppina (Ricci) Montale. They were brought up in a business atmosphere, as their father was a trader in chemicals. Ill health cut short his formal education and he was therefore a self-taught man free from conditioning except that of his own will and person. He spent his summers at the ...more
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