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Le poesie I don't believe in reviewing poetry but I can sure as hell recommend this ridiculously good collection Pavese is an excellent novelist but his poetry might even excel his prose works Spoon Rivery but with a dark inchoate undertone that blesses the lyrics throughout I had difficulty connecting to these poems and so it would not only be unfair but downright impossible for me to rate this book The introduction lead me to believe that Pavese a great admirer of The Spoon River Anthology was attempting something similar in the way of differing view points however I found such a uniformity of voice with a few notable exceptions that I think Pavese was actually doing something much subtle something not written for someone such as myself who comes from such a different cultural background Does this make these poems less important? I don't think so but it does make me less ualified to judge themI also suspect that there may be some translation issues There are some phrases that are just so awkward they they jar and since I can't see any artistic reason for these jarring phrases I must assume the translator made a few strange decisions There are two poems Pavese wrote in English which are for me among the most powerful in the book These were written near the end of Pavese's life and in general it seems to me his later poems are much stronger than his earlier ones; personal assured imaginative and containing powerful imagery All the tragic that the author choose to end his life in what appears to be his creative bloom I am always reading this Beautiful A uniue talent words and poems such as death will come and have your eyes and the cats will know etc dreams in words ExtractIn The Wild Beast Pavese creates his own myth Endymion dreams that he awakens under moonlight to witness the birth of Artemis and falls under the terrible spell of her eyes henceforth he can find no peace in sleep She awaits him thereShe stands there before me a lean unsmiling girlwatching me And those great transparent eyes haveseen other things They still see them They arethose things Wild berry and wild beast are in hereyes and the howling the death the cruel turningof the flesh to stone I know the spilled blood thetorn flesh the voracious earth and solitude Forher the wild one it is all solitude For her the wildanimal is solitude Her caresses are like the caressesone gives a dog or a tree But stranger she looks atme looks at me a lean girl in a short tunic like agirl from your own village The rhythm of the poems was very nice and the beauty of the Italian countryside becomes nearly a character in itself which is interesting Pavese's treatment of women in his poetry precluded giving any than two stars however Pavese seems to be the sort of man who has never understood the purpose of women outside of having sex with men and bearing sons The pervasive misogyny is off putting at best and outright disgusting at times Women appear primarily as objects of sexual interest walking down the street or in the vineyards The few who don't appear as current sexual objects are strangely prostitutes; one drinks coffee in a cafe while enjoying the fact that she's off duty as it were until that evening when she will again become a sexual object He invites a woman on a date and rows her to his favorite shore and spends the entire poem as he describes the trip complaining that her weight in the bow is upsetting the boat's balance and that his spot no longer smells of wet wood but of woman he was not forced to bring her there presumably it's his own fault she's there at all He compares women to dogs and slaves When discussing the hardships of men he says But there's one shame we won't ever suffer we'll never be women never anyone's slaves Just wow Translations are decent but translating this poetry is probably not a great idea It IS a dual language edition though so if you read Italian to some degree the translations are useful as a guide Cesare Pavese was one of Italy’s greatest post war writers His poetry was revolutionary—both artistically and politically—rejecting the verbal and philosophical constraints of tradition and utilizing direct collouial language His subjects were peasants hobos and prostitutes and this bilingual volume includes all the poetry Pavese ever published including work originally deleted by Fascist censors A landmark volumeCesare Pavese 1908 50 was a novelist poet and translator and a major literary figure in post war Italy He brought American influence to Italian literature through his translations Pavese’s flight from the Fascists and subseuent confinement were reflected in his writings which dealt with social struggle and revealed his sympathy for the oppressed He committed suicide at the height of his literary powersA Kage an Series Book More like a 35 375682 Some singular moving poems; some flotsam not even corded with seaweed or adorned with nails or considerate enough to splinter I still like Hard Labor better but this has all of Pavese's poems translated

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