Passenger: Selected Poems, 1958-1979

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Utp Distribution, 2000 - Poetry - 79 pages
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Passenger is a selection of Antonio Porta's works that were published between 1958 and 1979. These years represent Porta's evolution during and after his Novissimi period. What is offered here is the writing of a highly productive first-class poet. Antonio Porta died in 1988.

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Antonio Porta, pseudonym of Leo Paolazzi, was born in Vicenza in 1935, but lived in Milan most of his life. In addition to his noteworthy career as a member of the Italian Neo-Avant-garde, specifically a founding member of Gruppo 63 and the Novissimi, he wrote literary criticism for various newspapers and magazines, and taught literature at the Universita di Bologna, the Universita di Pavia and the Universita di Roma, La Sapienza, as well as Yale University. He died of a heart attack in Milan in 1989.

Pasquale Verdicchio teaches literature and film in the department of literature at the University of California-San Diego. As a poet, translator, and essayist, he has published translations of Pasolini, Merini, Caproni, Porta, and Gramsci. He is the author of "Devils in Paradise: Writings on Post-Emigrant Cultures "and" "the poetry collection "The House Is Past,

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