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I picked this book off the shelf at my favorite used book store almost at random, having never heard of Eugenio Montale. What a lucky find! These poems are beautiful, and not quite like anything I've read before. I can't wait to read the rest of this volume and then start looking for more.
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 ...moreMore about Eugenio Montale...