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9%OFFLorenzo Chiera - Shards: Fragments of Verses - 9780811224758 - V9780811224758
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Shards: Fragments of Verses

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Description for Shards: Fragments of Verses Hardback. Translator(s): Chiamenti, Massimiliano; Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Num Pages: 64 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 162 x 112 x 15. Weight in Grams: 130.

Sensual and glimmering, Lorenzo Chiera’s elliptical fragments evoke nights of bawdy excess in Trastevere (“City made of Roman ruins . . . / what a whorehouse!”), translated here by one of the most renowned poets of our time.

In his preface, Lawrence Ferlinghetti describes the experience of reading Chiera for the first time: “We soon realize we are in the presence of a savage erotic consciousness, as if the lust-driven senses were suddenly awakened out of a hoary sleep of a thousand years, a youth shaken awake by a rude medieval hand, senses still reeling, drunk in the hold of ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation United States
Number of pages
64
Condition
New
Number of Pages
64
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780811224758
SKU
V9780811224758
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About Lorenzo Chiera
Lorenzo Chiera was a 14-century monk. Massimiliano Chiamenti was an Italian poet and philologist. He was the Italian translator of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, and Philip Lamantia. In 1953 Lawrence Ferlinghetti cofounded City Lights, the first paperback bookstore in the United States, a Mecca for millions. His Coney Island of the Mind is one of the best-selling volumes ... Read more

Reviews for Shards: Fragments of Verses
"Lawrence gets you laughing then hits you with the truth."
Francis Ford Coppola "Delicious morsels of twelfth-century verse."
The Paris Review

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