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Summer is Not All: Selected Poems in Italian and English

£14.99

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Fortini is the most vivid Italian poet of the generation after Montale's. His work, marked by strong political commitment, is never merely topical; its concern is with power and its effects, the existential anxieties of the post industrial world.

He inherits the rich tradition of his native Florence, using classical and modern techniques, formal allegory and direct vernacular modes. His often austere stanzas speak with urgency and force. The Times Literary Supplement reviewer wrote 'Fortini has always accepted the human condition in terms of history, but he does so in order to fight against the limits that history imposes on man. His poetry, with its magical, sad, cadences, really deals with moral commitment and personal responsibility. Like Blake, he has not ceased from mental fight, at the same time he concedes the right to make mistakes but never to make concessions.'

Book and dust jacket excellent condition - like new

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Author(s):
Franco Fortini
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856359726
ISBN-13:
9780856359729
Number of pages:
137
Publisher:
Carcanet
Title:
Summer is Not All: Selected Poems in Italian and English

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Fortini is the most vivid Italian poet of the generation after Montale's. His work, marked by strong political commitment, is never merely topical; its concern is with power and its effects, the existential anxieties of the post industrial world.

He inherits the rich tradition of his native Florence, using classical and modern techniques, formal allegory and direct vernacular modes. His often austere stanzas speak with urgency and force. The Times Literary Supplement reviewer wrote 'Fortini has always accepted the human condition in terms of history, but he does so in order to fight against the limits that history imposes on man. His poetry, with its magical, sad, cadences, really deals with moral commitment and personal responsibility. Like Blake, he has not ceased from mental fight, at the same time he concedes the right to make mistakes but never to make concessions.'

Book and dust jacket excellent condition - like new

Author(s):
Franco Fortini
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856359726
ISBN-13:
9780856359729
Number of pages:
137
Publisher:
Carcanet
Title:
Summer is Not All: Selected Poems in Italian and English

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