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More than a century has now passed since F.T. Marinetti's famous “Futurist Manifesto” slammed the door on the nineteenth century and trumpeted the arrival of modernity in Europe and beyond. Since then, against the backdrop of two world wars and several radical social upheavals whose effects continue to be felt, Italian poets have explored the possibilities of verse in a mo ...more
Hardcover, 720 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Stefania
This is a wonderful book... it encompasses the major poets of Italian Literature from Pascoli to Pusterla, with wonderful English translations from several among the best poet/translators who have translated Italian poets... Brock is a great translator himself, and so is Galassi, and so is Stewart or Scappettone... a wonderful journey into the landscape of modern and contemporary Italian poetry.
World Literature Today
"Geoffrey Brock resourcefully resolves the challenge in part by doing his own translations of a significant number of poems, a job for which he meets the criteria set in his translator’s note—“translators must also be poets”—by being himself an accomplished translator and poet." - Rita Signorelli-Pappas, Princeton, New Jersey

This book was reviewed in the September/October 2012 issue of World Literature Today. The full review can be read at the WLT website: http://www.worldliteraturetoday.com/2..
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Great review in The Nation, which puts this book in larger context of art of translation. If you can't afford the book (at $50, I'm afraid it exceeds my meager book budget), you can still learn a lot from the review.

http://www.thenation.com/article/1673...
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