The Discovery of America
Cesare Pascarella University of Arkansas Press, 1991 Library of Congress PQ4835.A28S313 1991 | Dewey Decimal 851.8
The scene is a Roman bar, where the narrator tells—in outrageous sonnets—of Columbus’s battle with the Spanish bureaucracy for supplies and ships, of the endless storms that pound the ocean, of the voyagers’ inevitable swindling of the natives, and of Columbus’s final fall from royal favor. After several interruptions and promptings by a skeptical and impatient audience, the narrator comes to the point of his yarn—that genius will sometimes exact a heavy price.
Winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets
Tales of Trilussa
Carlo Albert Salustri University of Arkansas Press, 1990 Library of Congress PQ4841.A46 1990 | Dewey Decimal 851.8
The greatest poet of the twentieth century to write in Romanesco, Trilussa (1887–1950) gained national and international standing, becoming one of those extremely rare poets who have made their living entirely from their own work. John DuVal chose for translation the best poems from Tutte le poesie, Trilussa’s collected poems, which capture the satire and comic-lyric sensibility of this beloved Roman poet.