Variable Star

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Guernica, 1999 - Poetry - 83 pages
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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 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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Vittorio Sereni (1913-1983) was an Italian poet, author, editor, and translator. His poetry frequently addressed themes of twentieth-century Italian history.

Luigi Bonaffini is a professor of Italian language at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His publications include "La poesia visionaria di Dino Campana" (1980) and translations of Dino Campana("Orphic Songs and Other Poems", 1992); Mario Luzi ("For the Baptism of Our Fragments and Phrases" and "Passages of a Salutary Song", 1992, 1998).

Fiorenza Consonni Clark is a teacher of Italian and Spanish at the Raritan High School in Hazlet, New Jersey.

Conrad J. Schmitt was the editor in chief of foreign language, ESL, and bilingual publishing with McGraw-Hill. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill, he taught languages at all levels of instruction, from elementary school through college. He also served as coordinator of foreign languages for the Hackensack, New Jersey, Public Schools.

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