A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets selection of the works of Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet Eugenio Montale, one of the giants of twentieth-century poetry.
Italy’s greatest modern poet, Eugenio Montale, brought the Italian lyric tradition that began with Dante into the twentieth century with unrivaled power and brilliance. Montale is a love poet whose deeply beautiful, individual work confronts the dilemmas of modern history, philosophy, and faith with courage and subtlety; he has been widely translated and his work influenced two generations of American and British poets. Jonathan Galassi’s translations are the clearest and most convincing yet, offering English-language readers uniquely readable access to the work of one of the greatest of all modern poets.
Eugenio Montale was born in Genoa and worked as a journalist and critic, first in Florence, then in Milan. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1975.Harry Thomas edited Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy (Penguin, 1993) and Talking With Poets… More about Eugenio Montale