Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cesare Pavese – Meeting – Incontro

Here is my translation of  the poem “Incontro” (“Meeting”), by the great Italian novelist and poet Cesare Pavese (1908-1950). The hills referred to are those of Pavese’s native Langhe region, in Piedmont. It dawned on me as I was translating this that … Continue reading

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Archaic Smile

“But the power of the fragment was in the face. It was set in a triumphant smile, a smile that would have been smug if it had not been so full of the purest metaphysical good humour. The eyes were … Continue reading

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