Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
an admirable concern to keep lines open to writing in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America.
Seamus Heaney

Complete Poems

Salvatore Quasimodo

Translated by Jack Bevan

Cover of Complete Poems by Salvatore Quasimodo
10% off all versions
Categories: 20th Century, Italian, Translation
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (248 pages)
(Pub. Nov 2021)
9781800171084
£19.99 £17.99
eBook (EPUB) Needs ADE!
(Pub. Nov 2021)
9781800171367
£15.99 £14.39
To use the EPUB version, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed on your device. You can find out more at https://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html. Please do not purchase this version if you do not have and are not prepared to install, Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Description
  • Translator
  • Salvatore Quasimodo (1901–1968) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959. The citation declares, 'his lyrical poetry with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our time'. Jack Bevan's authoritative translation of Quasimodo life work fills a great gap in our knowledge of twentieth-century European poetry. 'The poetry is textured like shot silk, yet the elegance and syntactical lucidity with which Jack Bevan has worked to bring these poems to English readers enables them to stand as poems in their own right,' wrote Peter Scupham of Bevan's translation of Quasimodo's last poems, Debit and Credit.

    Quasimodo's strong and passionate writing continues to testify to the human – and inhuman – realities which have created our modern world. The Italian critic Giuliano Dego wrote, 'To bear witness to man's history in all the urgency of a particular time and place, and to teach the lesson of courage, this has been Quasimodo’s poetic task.'
    Jack Bevan
    ... read more
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog In the Same Light: Wong May read more Some Interpretation: Padraig Regan read more PN Review 262: Editorial read more Rowan Williams: Collected Poems read more John F. Deane: Naming of the Bones read more Vahni Capildeo: Places of Writing read more
Find your local bookshop logo
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2022 Carcanet Press Ltd