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THOSE WHO FROM AFAR LOOK LIKE FLIES

THOSE WHO FROM AFAR LOOK LIKE FLIES

AN ANTHOLOGY OF ITALIAN POETRY FROM PASOLINI TO THE PRESENT . vOL 1 1956 - 1975

FOREWORD BY MARJORIE PERLOFF

Those Who from Afar Look Like Flies is an anthology of poems and essays that aims to provide an organic profile of the evolution of Italian poetry after World War II. Beginning with the birth of Officina and il Verri, and culminating with the crisis of the mid-seventies, this tome features works by such poet as Pasolini, Majorino, Pagliarani, Rosselli, Sanguineti, and Zanzotto, as well as such forerunners as Villa and Cacciatore. Each section of this anthology, organized chronologically, is preceded by an introductory note, and documents every stylistic or substantial change in the poetics of a group or individual. For each poet, critic, and translator a short biography and bibliography is also provided.

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