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The Storm & Other Poems
Eugenio Montale; Charles Wright, trans.



FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin
1978 • 144 pp. 5 x 7 1/2"
Poetry - European

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-01-3


Trans. from the Italian

Winner of the PEN Translation Prize, these translations by noted American poet Charles Wright bring one of the major collections of poetry in this century to English-speaking authors. Nobel laureate Eugenio Montale considered La Bufera e Altro (The Storm and Other Poems) his best book.

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From the Book:

On the Greve

Now a glance no longer sustains me
as once it did, when you would lean out at my whistle
and I could hardly see you. A boulder, a deep, splayed
furrow, the black flight of a swallow,
a lid clamped on the cauldron of the world...

Bread to me is that velvet bud
which opens out to a mandolin’s glissando,
water your rustle flowing;
your deep, deep breath is wine.



Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:34:40 -0500