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In the Dark Body of Metamorphosis and Other Poems
by Mario Luzi
The Italian Mario Luzi is one of today's leading poets. In a career spanning forty years, he has produced a body of work comparable to Auden's in its philosophical depth and mastery of the craft. Recently some of his poems have appeared in leading literary periodicals. Now for the first time, in sensitive and sharply realized translations by I.L. Salomon, a substantial ...more
Hardcover, 110 pages
Published December 1st 1975 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1975)
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it's rare to find poetry which opens up so many emotions, and lends itself so much to exegesis. the poems leap from the pages, which is cliche but the following point is not, the meaning reinvents in lines crafted to give form not just to Mario Luzi to the vision of the people. The poet speaks with an authority conferred by fate and providence human and divine.