Peasants Wake for Fellini's *Casanova* and Other Poems
by Andrea Zanzotto, John P Welle and Ruth Feldman
University of Illinois Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-252-02310-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-06610-8
Library of Congress Classification PQ4851.A74A28 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 851.914

      This marvelously astute translation of Andrea Zanzotto's poetry brings
        one of Italy's greatest contemporary poets to English for the first time
        in over twenty years. The main body of this volume is a unique film poem
        that grew out of Zanzotto's collaboration with Federico Fellini on the
        film Casanova. The poem's beauty is enhanced by its presentation
        in the original Veneto dialect, along with contemporary Italian and English.
        With reference to Finnegans Wake and utilizing Fellini-inspired
        myth, the tri-lingual play of the poetry is rich in layers, rich in meanings.
        Including drawings by Fellini and illustrations by Murer, this volume
        also contains poems dedicated to Montale, Pasolini, and Charlie Chaplin--and
        the first English translation of Zanzotto's poetry on the tragedy of Bosnia--
        all together in an unusual and beautiful format.
      Supported by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College
        of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

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