Breath: Poems and Letters

from Breath: Poems and Letters by Antonia Pozzi,translated by Lawrence Venuti

Introduction- Versions of Anontia Pozzi
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ANTONIA POZZI (1912-1938) committed suicide at the start of a promising career, leaving behind several hundred poems known only to her closest friends. Her Modernist verse is lyrical and experimental, pastoral and erotic, powerfully evoking the northern Italian landscape and her personal tragedies amid the repressive climate of Fascism.

is Professor of English at Temple University. His latest books include The Scandals of Translation: Towards an Ethics of Difference (1998) and the translation of Juan Rodolfo Wilcock’s The Temple of Iconoclasts (2000).


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