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Love Lessons
Author: Alda Merini

ISBN: 9780691171265
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 8 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 0.8
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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. InLove 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gathers lyrics, meditations, and aphorisms that span fifty years, from Merini's first books of the 1950s to an unpublished poem from 2001. These accessible and moving poems reflect the experiences of a writer who, after beginning her career at the center of Italian Modernist circles when she was a teenager, went silent in her twenties, spending much of the next two decades in mental hospitals, only to reemerge in the 1970s to a full renewal of her gifts, an outpouring of new work, and great renown.


Whether she is working in the briefest, most incisive lyric mode or the complex time schemes of longer meditations, Merini's deep...

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