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- DescriptionWritten towards the end of an ever evolving career in poetic form and political intent, Melusine possesses the urgency of a summary statement concerning life and art Melusine underscores Porta's rational optimism which advises us to seek always those unimaginable utopias of historical difference lying just beyond the perimeters of readily available romances of the cultural commonplace.
- Author BiographyAntonio Porta (1935-1989) was born (as Leo Paolazzi) in Vicenza. He was recognized as one of the most important Italian writers of his generation. He was one of the founders in 1961 of I Novissimi, a group of avant-garde poets who were instrumental in the development of a new poetics in postwar Italy. The author of numerous poetry books, as well as fiction, he won all of Italy's top prizes. Among them: Invasioni, poems, 1984 (winner of the Viareggio Prize, and Citta di Latina Prize); and Il giardiniere contro il becchino, 1988 (winner of the Carducci Prize, the Acireale Prize, and the Stefanile Prize). Anthony Molino has also translated works by Valerio Magrelli and Eduardo De Filippo. He lives in Philadelphia. He has won numerous awards, including the 1996 Academy of American Poets Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant; and a National Theater Translation Fund grant.
- PublisherGuernica Editions,Canada
- Date of Publication01/01/1992
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintGuernica Editions,Canada
- Weight105 g
- Width110 mm
- Height185 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Translated byAnthony Molino
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