Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Valerio Magrelli visits the Bay Area and Stanford

The Department of French & Italian is pleased to present

A talk by Valerio Magrelli
on 20th-Century Italian Poetry

(The talk will be in Italian.)

Wednesday, May 15th, 5pm
Pigott Hall (260), Room 216

Valerio Magrelli is arguably the most accomplished living Italian poet.

He is also a scholar of French and Italian literature. He studied philosophy at the University of Rome and is now a professor at the Universities of Pisa and Cassino.

His first collection of poetry was published in 1980, when he was just twenty-three years old. He has since published several collections published by Mondadori, Einaudi, and Laterza, and he has also edited important anthologies of contemporary poetry.

He is the author of several academic studies on French literary traditions and figures such as Joubert, Valéry, Baudelaire, and others. He has written introductions to Italian editions of important works by Apollinaire, Gide, Marivaux, Rostand, Conrad, Auden, Prévert, Blok, Beaumarchais, and Dumas, as well as editions of work by Italian writers and artists.

He contributes actively to Italian newspapers and periodicals and been the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the following prizes -- the Mondello, the Viareggio, the Frascati, the Brancati, the Montale, and the Feltrinelli, in addition to the Premio Nazionale Letterario Pisa.

His work has been translated into several languages including English, French, and Spanish.

Click here for his works at Stanford University Libraries

Magrelli will also be speaking at the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco on May 16 at 6:30pm

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