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Introduction to Italian Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

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This anthology highlights seven centuries of Italian poetry that will help you learn the language as well. Included are 34 examples of Italian verse in the original with English translations on facing pages. Twenty-one poets are represented, from Saint Francis of Assisi, author of the first memorable Italian lyric, "Cantico delle creature," to Salvatore Quasimodo, winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Also included are works by Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, Tasso, and Montale, as well as such lesser known but significant poets as Compiuta Donzella and Cavalcanti. There are even important works by Boccaccio and Michelangelo.
In addition to full Italian texts with expert translations on facing pages, this edition contains a wealth of biographical and critical commentary.

Edited by Luciano Rebay.

Table of Contents for Introduction to Italian Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SAN FRANCESCO D'ASSISI "Cantico delle creature"
  • LA COMPIUTA DONZELLA "A la stagion che il mondo foglia e fiora"
  • GUIDO CAVALCANTI "In un boschetto trova' pasturella"
  • CECCO ANGIOLIERI "S'i' fosse foco, arderei 'l mondo"
  • DANTE ALIGHIERI "Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare" (excerpt)
  • FRANCESCO PETRARCA "Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi" "Or che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace"
  • GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO "Io mi son giovinetta, e volentieri"
  • FRANCO SACCHETTI "Passando con pensier per un boschetto"
  • LORENZO DE' MEDICI "Trionfo di Bacco e di Arianna"
  • ANGELO POLIZIANO "Ben venga maggio"
  • LUDOVICO ARIOSTO "La pazzia d'Orlando" (excerpt)
  • MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI "Veggio nel tuo bel viso, Signor mio" A Giovanni da Pistoia
  • FRANCESCO BERNI "Chiome d'argento fine, irte ed attorte"
  • TORQUATO TASSO "Eco mormorar l'onde" "Qual rugiada o qual pianto" "Tacciono i boschi e i fiumi" "Un'ape esser vorrei"
  • GIAMBATTISTA MARINO Bella schiava
  • UGO FOSCOLO "Alla sera", "In morte del fratello Giovanni"
  • GIACOMO LEOPARDI "L'infinito", "La quiete dopo la tempesta"
  • GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO "La pioggia nel pineto"
  • GIUSEPPE UNGARETTI "Veglia", "Senza più peso", "Tu ti spezzasti"
  • EUGENIO MONTALE "Meriggiare pallido e assorto","La casa dei doganieri", "L'anguilla"
  • SALVATORE QUASIMODO "Antico inverno", "Uomo del mio tempo"
  • PICTURE SOURCES AND CREDITS

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Book Genre Poetry
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Dover Publications
Number of pages 160
ISBN 978-0486267159
Date of Publication Nov-91
Language Italian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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