Selected Poems (Penguin Modern European poets)

By Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese used to be considered one of Italy’s nice post-war writers. His poetry was once revolutionary—both artistically and politically—rejecting the verbal and philosophical constraints of culture and using direct, colloquial language. His topics have been peasants, hobos, and prostitutes, and this bilingual quantity contains all of the poetry Pavese ever released, together with paintings initially deleted through Fascist censors. A landmark volume.

Cesare Pavese (1908-50) was once a novelist, poet, and translator and an immense literary determine in post-war Italy. He introduced American effect to Italian literature via his translations. Pavese’s flight from the Fascists and next confinement have been mirrored in his writings, which handled social fight and printed his sympathy for the oppressed. He devoted suicide on the peak of his literary powers.

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