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The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems

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Twentieth-century Italy produced some of the most inventive and controversial poetry. In this anthology, all the major Italian poets of the early part of the century - Ungaretti, Saba, Quasimodo - are represented, as well as their less well-known contemporaries, including Sereni and Pasolini.
Paperback, 167 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Faber & Faber (first published January 2004)
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Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, anthologies
This selection includes poems by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (founder of Italian Futurism), Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale, Primo Levi (Holocaust survivor, better known for his nonfiction), Pier Paolo Pasolini (filmmaker), Maria Luisa Spaziani, Biancamaria Frebotta, and Andrea Gibellini...

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti...

come to you, Vulcan, to give back the laugh
to you, sputtering, old ventriloquist.
Believe me, I'm out of your reach!
You'd snare me if you could,
in your coils of lava,
that luck you
Parrish Lantern
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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“Italian poetry has as many different schools and factions as it’s politics has Parties – I Crepusculari, Hermeticism, Gruppo 63, etc.”. Which is where a broad based Anthology such as this can help, it sides with no particular group or faction, it merely offers an overview and as such can introduce - even if on a basic level - you to a whole new world of verse.
Yet this Anthology wants more, James McKendrick’ s knowledge of Italian literature and culture is profound, as is his love and respect,
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