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The Man I Pretend to Be: The Colloquies and Selected Poems of Guido Gozzano

The Man I Pretend to Be: The Colloquies and Selected Poems of Guido Gozzano

Guido Gozzano
translated and edited by Michael Palma
with an Introductory Essay by Eugenio Montale
Copyright Date: 1981
Pages: 288
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    The Man I Pretend to Be: The Colloquies and Selected Poems of Guido Gozzano
    Book Description:

    Translated here in a bilingual edition is Gozzano's best and best-known collection of poems, The Colloquies, along with a selection of his other poems. Also included is an introductory essay by Eugenio Montale, the Italian poet and winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Originally published in 1981.

    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: 978-1-4008-5523-0
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-xiv)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  5. Introductory Essay by Eugenio Montale
    (pp. xvii-xxvi)

    The present volume contains all¹ of the poems of Guido Gozzano as edited by the late Carlo Calcaterra and by Alberto de Marchi in 1951, when Garzanti decided to collect the poet’s works into one volume. That edition corrected not a few of the errors of earlier printings and above all restored toThe Colloquies(according to Gozzano’s intentions) two poems (“The Two Roads” and “Grandmother Speranza’s Friend”) originally published by Gozzano in his first book,The Road to Shelter. Thus was reconstructed the physiognomy of that book (The Colloquies) to which the poet owed his sudden fame in 1911;...



  8. Uncollected Poems

  9. Notes to the Poems
    (pp. 245-250)
  10. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 251-253)
  11. Back Matter
    (pp. 254-255)