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Haiku For A Season / Haiku per una stagione

Haiku For A Season / Haiku per una stagione

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Paperback, University of Chicago Press, 2012, ISBN13 9780226922218, ISBN10 0226922219
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Andrea Zanzotto is one of the most important and acclaimed poets of postwar Italy. This collection of ninety-one pseudo-haiku in English and Italian--written over several months during 1984 and then revised slowly over the years--confirms his commitment to experimentation throughout his life. "Haiku for a Season" represents a multilevel experiment for Zanzotto: first, to compose poetry bilingually; and second, to write in a form foreign to Western poetry. The volume traces the life of a woman from youth to adulthood, using the seasons and the varying landscape as a mirror to reflect her growth and changing attitudes and perceptions. With a lifelong interest in the intersections of nature and culture, Zanzotto displays here his usual precise and surprising sense of the living world. These never-before-published original poems in English appear alongside their Italian versions--not strict translations but parallel texts that can be read separately or in conjunction with the originals. As a sequence of interlinked poems, "Haiku for a Season" reveals Zanzotto also as a master poet of minimalism. Zanzotto's recent death is a blow to world poetry, and the publication of this book, the last that he approved in manuscript, will be an event in both the United States and in Italy.

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Number of Pages: 110
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Barron, Patrick ,  Secco, Anna ,  Zanzotto, Andrea
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
ISBN-13: 9780226922218
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0226922219
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