Reconsideration of Aldo Palazzeschi’s Poetry (1905-1974) Revisiting the Saltimbanco

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Reconsiders the entire corpus of Aldo Palazzeschi’s poetry by examining text produced over seventy years.


“. . . an important contribution to Palazzeschian studies, primarily for the comprehensive depiction of the poet Palazzeschi who emerges as a modernist of international stature, but also as a radical experimenter whose work anticipates post-modernist concerns. This study. . . should be a valuable resource to students of early twentieth century Italian (and European) literature, and to the cultural historian in general.” – Mark Pietralunga

“As did his first two studies, this one will also prove indispensable to Palazzeschian criticism, the more so since no other penetrating work of this kind exists on Palazzeschi’s poetry. In addition, I consider [this study] an important contribution to the more general discourses of poetry, the avant-garde, literary semiotics, and cultural and literary history.” – John T. Kirby

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Foreword by Peter Carravetta, Introduction
1. [De]centering the Text: the Saltimbanco’s Di/verse Verse
2. L’incendiario 1910
3. Re-writings and Scattered Rhymes: An Early Farewell
4. The Later Poetry: A Reconsideration: Cuor mio, Via delle cento stelle, Sinfonie
5. After-thoughts: Some Concluding Remarks
Select Bibliography, Index

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