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Author Blakesley, Jacob, author

Title Modern Italian poets : translators of the impossible / Jacob S.D. Blakesley
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 375 pages)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents A brief tour of western translation theory -- Eugenio Montale: translation, Ricreazioni, and Il Quaderno di Traduzioni -- Giorgio Caproni: translation, Vibrazioni, and Compensi -- Giovanni Giudici: translation, constructive principles, and Amor de lonh -- Edoardo Sanguineti: translation, Travestimento, and foreignization -- Franco Buffoni: translation, translation theory, and the 'poietic encounter'
Summary Annotation In 1948, the poet Eugenio Montale published his Quaderno di traduzioni and created an entirely new Italian literary genre, the "translation notebook." The quaderni were the work of some of Italy's foremost poets, and their translation anthologies proved fundamental for their aesthetic and cultural development. Modern Italian Poets shows how the new genre shaped the poetic practice of the poet-translators who worked within it, including Giorgio Caproni, Giovanni Giudici, Edoardo Sanguineti, Franco Buffoni, and Nobel Prize-winner Eugenio Montale, displaying how the poet-translators used the quaderni to hone their poetic techniques, experiment with new poetic metres, and develop new theories of poetics. In addition to detailed analyses of the work of these five authors, the book covers the development of the quaderno di traduzioni and its relationship to Western theories of translation, such as those of Walter Benjamin and Benedetto Croce. In an appendix, Modern Italian Poets also provides the first complete list of all translations and quaderni di traduzioni published by more than 150 Italian poet-translators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text chiefly in English; some text in Italian
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Subject Buffoni, Franco -- Knowledge -- Language and languages
Caproni, Giorgio -- Knowledge -- Language and languages
Giudici, Giovanni, 1924-2011 -- Knowledge -- Language and languages
Montale, Eugenio, 1896-1981 -- Knowledge -- Language and languages
Sanguineti, Edoardo -- Knowledge -- Language and languages
Poetry -- Translating -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Poetry -- Translations into Italian -- History and criticism.
Poets, Italian -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Translating and interpreting -- Italy -- History and criticism.
Translators -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442665653 (electronic bk.)
1442665661 (electronic bk.)
9781442665651 (electronic bk.)
9781442665668 (electronic bk.)