The Dawn is Always New: Selected Poetry of Rocco Scotellaro

The Dawn is Always New: Selected Poetry of Rocco Scotellaro

Rocco Scotellaro
Ruth Feldman
Brian Swann
Copyright Date: 1980
Pages: 222
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    The Dawn is Always New: Selected Poetry of Rocco Scotellaro
    Book Description:

    This selection of poetry presents--in a bilingual edition--what the translators regard as the very best poems of Rocco Scotellaro (1923-1953).

    Originally published in 1980.

    ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-5686-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-x)
  3. TRANSLATORS’ PREFACE
    (pp. xi-xii)
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. xiii-2)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-14)
    Dante Della Terza

    Something should be said, first of all, about the land where Rocco Scotellaro was born, so close to mine that I almost consider it my own. A beautiful poem written at the beginning of the century by Valéry Larbaud introduces it into European literary folklore:

    A detour of the road and the melancholy Busento

    Appears in this harsh, sterile country where far off

    On the hills spread black rotting forests,

    Cirques, vast leafless valleys

    Where, with leaden reflections, stagnant infernal waters

    Sprung from crevices in remote bituminous mountains

    That rose in deserted regions without roads, without villages,

    Beside a black...

  6. Invito
  7. È calda cosí la malva
  8. Neve
  9. Canto
    • I padri della terra se ci sentono cantare
      (pp. 54-58)
  10. Capostorno
  11. Sempre nuova è l’alba
  12. Verde nasce
  13. Il cielo a bocca aperta
  14. Margherite e rosolacci
  15. Il carcere
  16. La casa
  17. Quaderno a cancelli
  18. Additional poems
  19. NOTES
    (pp. 201-202)
  20. Back Matter
    (pp. 203-204)