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Love Lessons: Selected Poems of Alda Merini

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Description for Love Lessons: Selected Poems of Alda Merini Paperback. Translator(s): Stewart, Susan. Series: Facing Pages. Num Pages: 144 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 8. Weight in Grams: 171.
Alda Merini is one of Italy's most important, and most beloved, living poets. She has won many of the major national literary prizes and has twice been nominated for the Nobel Prize--by the French Academy in 1996 and by Italian PEN in 2001. In Love Lessons, the distinguished American poet Susan Stewart brings us the largest and most comprehensive selection of Merini's poetry to appear in English. Complete with the original Italian on facing pages, a critical introduction, and explanatory notes, this collection gathers lyrics, meditations, and aphorisms that span fifty years, from Merini's first books of the 1950s to ... Read more

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Princeton University Press United States
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About Alda Merini
Susan Stewart is the author of five books of poems, including Red Rover and Columbarium, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books include Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, which won the Christian Gauss and Truman Capote prizes for literary criticism, and The Open Studio: Essays on Art and Aesthetics. A former MacArthur Fellow, she ... Read more

Reviews for Love Lessons: Selected Poems of Alda Merini
"[T]hese lovely translations will enable American readers, many of whom will be encountering these poets for the first time, to see what all the fuss is about."
David Skeel, Books & Culture "Every now and then, poetry is capable of hitting the mark
more simply, accurately and succinctly
than anything else in the world. It can touch, heel, inspire, enquire, and what's more, ... Read more

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