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Selected Poems

Aldo Vianello

Translated by Richard Burns, Linda Lappin and Peter Jay

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (144 pages)
(Pub. Oct 2008)
9780856464133
£9.95 £8.96
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  • This bilingual collection of Aldo Vianello’s poems draws on early translations by Richard Burns from Vianello’s Time of a Flower (1968), with new versions by Peter Jay and Linda Lappin of poems from his later books. Vianello’s exceptional lyric gift and his striking imagery shine through poems about many aspects of the human and natural conditions.

    Time of a Flower was Anvil Press’s first title in 1968. It sold out quickly and was praised for the lyrical purity, imagistic concentration and resonance of language – finely mirrored in Richard Burns’s translations – which gave his poems their haunting tone. Anvil decided to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a new collection by Vianello, drawing on that book and supplemented with translations of poems from his many succeeding volumes.

    Aldo Vianello
    Aldo Vianello was born in 1937 in Pellestrina, a fishing village in the Venetian lagoon. He has continued to live and write in Venice, the inspiration for many of his poems, and has published twenty books. ... read more
    Richard Burns
    Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns) was born in London in 1943 and was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge and University College London. He is a teacher and poet with many books to his credit. In 1975 he founded the international Cambridge Poetry Festival, which ran till 1983. He has lived in Italy, ... read more
    Linda Lappin
    Linda Lappin is an American writer and translator who holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has lived in Italy since 1978. ... read more
    Peter Jay
    Peter Jay (b. 1945) read Classics and English at Oxford. Among his books are a collection of poems Shifting Frontiers, the Penguin Classic The Greek Anthology, and several translations including Gérard de Nerval’s Chimeras, János Pilinszky’s Crater and the novel Conversations with Sheryl Sutton (with Éva Major) and ... read more
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