Fosfeni (Paperback)

By Andrea Zanzotto, Pasquale Verdicchio (Translator)

Guernica Editions, 9781550713299, 84pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010



"Andrea Zanzotto's poetics have often been defined as emerging out of Romanticism, yet his work defies the confines of such ?schools? and marks its own path. Working across linguistic realities, Zanzotto exploits the ?living? and ?mobile? traits of words to expand the limits of language. Words are imagination and not simply representation and as such give voice to a constantly fluctuating sense of reality. The poet's intimate relationship with the landscape makes it easy to envision him as a sort of linguistic mountain-goat daring the perilous edges of language as an expression of survival" -- Pasquale Verdicchio.

About the Author

"Andrea Zanzotto (1921) is regarded as the major living Italian poet. He is the author of many volumes of poetry among which are Dietro il paesaggio (1951), IX Ecloghe (1962), La Belt? (1968), Pasque (1973), Fosfeni (1983), and Idioma (1986), Meteo (1996) and Sovrimpressioni (2001). He has received several major literary prizes, including the Viareggio (1979), the Librex-Montale (1983), and the Feltrinelli (1987). This translation of Fosfeni is the first full-length volume to appear in English."