Giuseppe Gazzola

Montale, the modernist

2016, cm 17 x 24, viii-234 pp. con 4 figg. n.t.

ISBN: 9788822264824

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Montale, the Modernist identifies the Nobel-winning Italian poet as a preeminent modernist practitioner in the first half of his poetic trajectory (1925-1954). Tracing Montale’s literary evolution from symbolism to modernism, and eventually describing the overcoming of his modernist poetics, the seven chapters position the quintessential voice of twentieth-century Italian poetry within a European context, arguing for a new understanding of Montale as a powerful modernist force, alongside such figures as Eliot, Pound, Svevo, Larbaud, and Joyce, with all of whom he was in direct contact.

Giuseppe Gazzola
Giuseppe Gazzola (BA, Università di Genova; MA, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D, Yale University) is Associate Professor in the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Stony Brook University (SUNY). He is the author of Le armi della ragione: contributo allo studio dell’opera teatrale di Vico Faggi (1997) and Essays über Petrarca (2006, with Olaf Müller), and has edited two essay collections, Futurismo: Impact and Legacy (2011) and Italy from Without (2013). (novembre 2016)