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My Name on the Wind: Selected Poems of Diego Valeri

My Name on the Wind: Selected Poems of Diego Valeri

Translated by Michael Palma
Copyright Date: 1989
Pages: 158
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    My Name on the Wind: Selected Poems of Diego Valeri
    Book Description:

    This bilingual edition is a selection of fiftyone poems representing all phases of Valeri's extraordinarily long career, from 1910 to 1976. Also included is an essay by Valeri, in which he records the sensations--and reflections on his work--that were occasioned by his reading the proof for the collected edition of his poems.

    Originally published in 1989.

    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: 978-1-4008-5991-7
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-xii)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  5. From Poesie (1962; 1967)

  6. From Verità di uno (1970)

  7. From Calle del vento (1975)

    • “Here there’s always a bit of wind”
      (pp. 97-97)
    • “Under the tree, here”
      (pp. 99-99)
    • “Evening spreads across the sky”
      (pp. 101-101)
    • “Back when I was a boy”
      (pp. 103-103)
    • “Saba, Stuparich, Giotti”
      (pp. 105-105)
    • “Springtime tender and unripe”
      (pp. 107-107)
    • “Now you have gone away, leaving behind”
      (pp. 109-109)
    • “The movement of the sun across our rooms”
      (pp. 111-111)
    • “Fine sunlight spreads evenly”
      (pp. 113-113)
    • “Once long ago under a hellish sky”
      (pp. 115-115)
    • “That old old story”
      (pp. 117-117)
    • “We make our way along the thread of years”
      (pp. 119-119)
    • “The days, the months, the years”
      (pp. 121-122)
  8. From Poesie inedite, o “come” (1977)

    • “In Venice, as it rests upon its bed”
      (pp. 125-125)
    • “And so I stopped”
      (pp. 127-127)
    • “You who have eyes to witness miracles”
      (pp. 129-129)
    • “With the look upon your face”
      (pp. 131-132)
  9. From Tempo e Poesia (1964)

    • The Old Poet and His Book
      (pp. 135-142)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 143-144)