Vittorio Sereni (1913-1983) is widely regarded as the finest Italian poet of the generation after Montale. From "Frontier" (1941), his 'pre-war book though with one foot in the war', through "Algerian Diary" (1947) which reflects his POW experience, to "Variable Star" (1981) and the posthumously collected work, his poetry is a faithful testimony to its times: the period of fascist dictatorship, the vicissitudes of life in Italy through the years of post-war reconstruction, the economic miracle of the 1960s and beyond. But although the backdrop of the poems is specific in time and place, it is their growing metaphysical dimension which makes Sereni a poet in whose work the fullest apprehension of life is to be found. This is the first substantial volume of his work to appear in English. It spans the whole of his creative career, and is designed to give a sense of the structure and coherence of his work as a whole.
Marcus Perryman, born in England in 1956, has lived and worked in Italy since 1977. With Peter Robinson he has also published translations of Sereni's prose, and poetry by Ungaretti, Franco Fortini and Maurizio Cucchi. Peter Robinson was born in 1953, and is based in Cambridge where he teaches English. He is an editor of the poetry magazine 'Numbers', and for several years was associated with the Cambridge Poetry Festival. He has edited a volume of Adrian Stokes's poems, and a book of essays on Geoffrey Hill. His collections of poetry are 'Overdrawn Account' (1980), 'This Other Life' (1988) and 'More About the Weather' (1989).Language Notes:
Original Language: Italian
Descrizione libro Anvil Press, 1990. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1476215642431