Vittorio Sereni's last book of verse and the one perhaps containing, as the author himself underlined, his best poetry, was published in December 1981. The poet's discourse centers on "variations" of a few fundamental themes, among which predominate, the theme of death. Born in Luino, on the shores of Logo Maggiore, in 1913, Vittorio Sereni received many literary awards for his work. Variable Star won the Viareggio Award for poetry in 1981. Sereni worked tirelessly till the end in various sectors of Italian culture. He died of cardiac arrest an February 10, 1983.
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VARIABLE STARUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Variable Star ($13.00 paperback original; Oct.; 84 pp,; 1-55071-087-7): This fourth collection of verse from Sereni (b. 1913), a prominent editor at Mondadori, was published in Italy in 1981, two ... Read full review
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