Item description for Joy And Mourning (Poetry Europe) by Paolo Ruffilli...
This is a reissue of Italian poet Paolo Ruffilli's long poem La gioia e il lutto, in a dual-language edition, Italian and English, with a translation by Irish poet and Augustinian priest Pdraig J. Daly. The poem uses a form traditional in both Irish and Italian poetry, where it goes back to Jacapone da Todi and beyond, in which various people comment on the agony and death of Christ, in order to shed light on the suffering and dying of a young man from AIDS.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2004
Publisher Dedalus Press
ISBN 1904556159 ISBN13 9781904556152
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More About Paolo Ruffilli
Born in 1949, Paolo Ruffilli attended the University of Bologna, where he studied modern literature. After a period of teaching high school, he became editor with the Milanese publisher Garzanti, and is presently the general editor of Le Edizioni del Leone in Venice. As an editor, he has not only supported contemporary poetry but also shown a scholarly interest in the Italian literature of the nineteenth century, preparing editions of the Operette Morali of Giacomo Leopardi, Ugo Foscolo's translations of Laurence Sterne's Sentimental Journey, and Le confessioni d'un italiano by the poet, novelist, and patriot Ippolito Nievo. Ruffilli has also written a biography of Nievo. He has published criticism in a number of periodicals, and is the regular literary critic of the Bolognese daily Il Resto del Carlino.