Machine: Poems

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Troubador, 2005 - Italian poetry - 124 pages
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Features a collection of poetry, translated from the Italian by Brian Cole. This title shows that mother and daughter share knowledge through the ambiguous language of poetry. The intellect of the daughter is at work in decoding her mother's mysterious utterances, triggered by the disease as a machine.

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About the author (2005)

Erminia Passannanti's first poetry selection Noi altri was published by Vanni Scheiwiller in the anthology I 5 Poeti del Premio Laura Nobile (Series: 'All'insegna del Pesce d'Oro', 1993). In 1995, she won the First Prize of the National Poetry Competition 'Rassegna di Poesia Laura Nobile' (Siena). Her second collection, Macchina, was published by Manni Editore (Lecce, 2000) within the series La scrittura e la storia. In 2004, she obtained a Ph.D in Italian Literature at UCL (London, UK) and has published extensively in this specialist area. She is the author of Il corpo & il potere. Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, di Pier Paolo Pasolini (Troubador 2004), and Poem of the Roses. Linguistic Expressionism in the Poetry of Franco Fortini (Troubador, 2004). After Mistici (Ripostes, 2003) and Exstasis (Lietocolle, 2003), she published La realta. Poesie (Ripostes, 2004), Il Roveto (Troubador, 2005) and Poesia del dissenso (Troubador, 2005).

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