Cuttlefish Bones, His Epoch Making First Book, Completes The Trio Of Books With The Previously Published The Occasions And The Storm And Other Things That Won Eugenio Montale The Nobel Prize In Literature And Established Him As The Greatest Italian Poet Since Leopardi The Renowned Classicist, Translator, And Critic William Arrowsmith Translated All Three Volumes Virtually Incomparable Arrowsmith Has Quite Literally Distilled This Poetry S Essence In Order To Recompose It With All Of Its Colors, Scents, And Exquisitely Understated Potency Intact Rebecca West
Eugenio Montale was born on October 12, 1896 in Genoa, Italy He was the youngest son of Domenico Montale and Giuseppina Ricci Montale They were brought up in a business atmosphere, as their father was a trader in chemicals Ill health cut short his formal education and he was therefore a self taught man free from conditioning except that of his own will and person He spent his summers at the family villa in a village This small village was near the Ligurian Riviera, an area which has had a profound influence on his poetry and other works Originally Montale aspired to be an opera singer and trained under the famous baritone Ernesto Sivori Surprisingly he changed his profession and went on to become a poet who can be considered the greatest of the twentieth century s Italian poets and one who won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975 for his distinctive poetry which, with great artistic sensitivity, has interpreted human values under the sign of an outlook on life with no illusions.
- 304 pages
- Cuttlefish Bones
- Eugenio Montale
- 28 March 2018 Eugenio Montale