BOOKS

Poetry and Translations

 
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MY LIFE, I LAPPED IT UP: SELECTED POEMS OF EDOARDO SANGUINETI

Oberlin College Press 2018

FIELD Translation Series 

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2016 NEA Translation Fellowship 

2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 

My Life, I Lapped It Up is the first comprehensive English translation of one of postwar Italy’s most important poets. 


Edoardo Sanguineti (1930-2010) is best known as an influential member of the Italian intellectual avant-garde that rose to prominence in the 1960s. During his 60-year career, he published more than 20 volumes of poetry, as well as librettos, novels, plays, books of literary and social criticism, and translations. 


This collection highlights his most psychologically probing and approachable poems, featuring work from his mid and late career.

WESTERLY

Yale University Press 2013

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Yale University Press 2013

Yale Series of Younger Poets 

From the Judge's Foreword: 

"Will Schutt's Westerly takes on nothing less than, on the one hand, the ways in which we, the living, both late and soon, make our stumbling way westward, mostly oblivious to the fact of mortality and, on the other hand, how the dead make their resonant way back to us, sometimes as memory, sometimes as guide directing us toward and through the inevitable. . . . This is a book of uncommon wisdom. . . . Its poems sustain me.  They give me hope - which may very well be, among gifts, the one we need most."

—Carl Phillips

"Everything in [Westerly] heralds a seriously important career." 

—Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review) 

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THE BREAKING OF A WAVE
BY FABIO GENOVESI

Europa Editions 2017


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Shortlisted for the 2018 ALTA Italian Prose in Translation Award 

A young girl struggles with her beloved brother's accidental death, her mother's depression, and fitting in at school in Fabio Genovesi's touching, funny, and imaginative new novel. Thirteen-year-old Luna lives in a small town on the coast of Tuscany. She is smart and funny. When her beloved brother Luca drowns in a surfing accident, Luna's mother retreats into herself. At school, stricken by her loss yet determined to carry on, Luna makes a new friend and ally, the eccentric Zot, a boy from Chernobyl. Luna believes that Luca still speaks to her through a whale bone washed up on the nearby shore. Luna's fantasies clash with the lies–even the well-intentioned ones—of the adult world in this touching, vibrant novel by the author of Live Bait. Luna is an unforgettable character—vivid, stubborn, highly imaginative, determined to become her own person.

STARTING FROM SCRATCH:
THE LIFE-CHANGING LESSONS OF AENEAS BY ANDREA MARCOLONGO

Europa Editions 2022

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In times of peace and prosperity, one can turn to Homer to learn valuable life lessons, to experience the thrills and terrors of war, and to read about hair-raising adventures in distant lands. But when things do not go as planned, when we unexpectedly find ourselves at the center of an epoch-defining upheaval, then, writes Andrea Marcolongo, we must look to Virgil’s Aeneas for an example of adaptability and resilience.
In Marcolongo’s fresh, nuanced portrayal, Virgil’s Aeneas emerges as a multiform, deeply human hero, striking in his vulnerability and capacity for empathy. His journey of rebirth and rebuilding, from the ruins of Troy to the shores of Italy, teaches us that when all seems lost, with hope, perseverance, and a little bit of luck, we can seek and find new beginnings.

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