Abandoned Places: Poems

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Guernica Editions, 1999 - Poetry - 143 pages
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Poetry. In this collection of poetry, Italian screenwriter and poet Tonino Guerra captures the harshness and magic of a culture and language that have disappeared. The original poems, written in the dialect of the montanari, the mountaineers of the Apennin mountains of Romagna, reflect the mixture of sardonic humor and whimsy for which Guerra is known for his work in film. There is always a story in each of his poems; there is always a poem in each of his stories --Italo Calvino. I had put up a little hit / and I stayed there all day looking at the rvier / sitting on a chair. (Canto Twenty-six). Translated by Adria Bernardi.
 

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Contents

Translators Acknowledgments
6
PART
21
The Hut
65
The Journey
93
PART
111
The Words Inside a Stone
117
A Buttonhole of the New Jacket
123
The Cherry Leaves
129
The Mulberry
135
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Adria Bernardi is the author of a collection of short stories, "In the Gathering Woods", which was awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, & "Houses with Names: The Italian Immigrants of Highwood, Illinois". She has also published translations of Italian poetry & non-fiction. She lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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