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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, Spring

A Few Considerations on "Closed Form" in Contemporary Italian Poetry
The two sonnets that follow this essay are, respectively, the "postilla" ("postscript") to the sequence "ipersonetto" ("hypersonnet") by Andrea Zanzotto, included in the collection Il Galateo in Bosco (The Woodland book of manners, 1978), and the "sonetto...
Copyright Acknowledgments
We gratefully acknowledge permission to print new translations of the poems, narrative prose, and critical essays originally printed in Italian in the following publications: Antonella Anedda: "Abandonment Speaks," "Chorus," and "Chorus" are from Dal...
From among Essayists: Toward a Counter-History of Italian Literature and Culture
When taking up the project of writing a history of Italian intellectuals to supplement the one already in circulation, to take proper account of the role of men and women of letters, one cannot ignore a large group of writers that has proven singularly...
Introduction
More than one hundred years have passed since the golden age of Italian literature in the United States, when Dante and Petrarch first entered the academy and popular imagination through a wide range of translations. The surge in Italian translation...
Pleasure in the Writing of Alberto Arbasino
Endlessly reproducible, starting from the most disparate combinations or "positions," such as Barthes' "erotic enchantment," the pleasure of writing is first and foremost the effect of a correspondence, or at least an agreement, a relation between two...
Recent Italian Translations: A Checklist
Translations of Authors Cited in This Issue Albinati, Edoardo. Coming Back: Diary of a Mission to Afghanistan. London: Hesperus Press, 2004. Arbasino, Alberto. "Giorgio versus Luciano." Translated by William Weaver. The London Magazine 5 (June 1958):...
Two Accounts of Collective Poetics
On Collettivo di Pronto Intervento Poetico "Altri Luoghi" This narrative account aims to describe the ten active years of the Collettivo di Pronto Intervento Poetico "Altri Luoghi" (Collective for immediate poetic intervention "other places"), describing...