"Andrea Zanzotto (1921-) is now widely recognised as Italy's greatest living poet. This is the first comprehensive study of Zanzotto's poetry, making it accessible not only to scholars of Italian literature but to all readers with a general interest in contemporary European literature. Vivienne Hand provides line-for-line translations of Zanzotto's poems as well as detailed textual analyses. She highlights the intertextuality of Zanzotto's work - how it draws not only on the Italian (medieval, renaissance and modern) tradition, but also on other modern European poets such as Eluard, Lorca and Holderlin. And concentrating on the poet's presentation of language, self and reality, she offers a lucid insight into the interaction between modern linguistic and psychoanalytic theory and creative writing." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 1994


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