Haiku for a Season / Haiku per una stagione

Haiku for a Season / Haiku per una stagione

Andrea Zanzotto


Andrea Zanzotto is among the most crucial and acclaimed poets of postwar Italy. This selection of ninety-one pseudo-haiku in English and Italian—written over numerous months in the course of 1984 after which revised slowly over the years—confirms his dedication to experimentation all through his lifestyles. Haiku for a Season represents a multilevel test for Zanzotto: first, to compose poetry bilingually; and moment, to write down in a sort overseas to Western poetry. the quantity strains the lifetime of a girl from adolescence to maturity, utilizing the seasons and the various panorama as a reflect to mirror her progress and altering attitudes and perceptions. With a lifelong curiosity within the intersections of nature and tradition, Zanzotto monitors right here his traditional specified and amazing feel of the residing global. those never-before-published unique poems in English seem along their Italian versions—not strict translations yet parallel texts that may be learn individually or along with the originals. As a series of interlinked poems, Haiku for a Season finds Zanzotto additionally as a grasp poet of minimalism. Zanzotto’s contemporary demise is a blow to international poetry, and the booklet of this booklet, the final that he licensed in manuscript, can be an occasion in either the USA and in Italy.

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