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Three Modern Italian Poets

Saba, Ungaretti, Montale

2d edition
Focusing on the most recent triad of Italian poetic genius—Umberto Saba, Giuseppe Ungaretti, and Eugenio Montale—Joseph Cary not only presents striking biographical portraits as he facilitates our understanding of their poetry; he also guides us through the first few decades of twentieth-century Italy, a most difficult period in its literary and cultural development.


396 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1969, 1993

Literature and Literary Criticism: Romance Languages

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition (1969)
Preface to the Second Edition (1993)
I. Twilight, and the Conditions of New Day
II. Umberto Saba
III. Giuseppe Ungaretti
IV. Eugenio Montale
Chronological Tables
Afterword on Saba (1993)
Afterword on Ungaretti (1993)
Afterword on Montale (1993)
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index of Proper Names and Literary Terms

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