Giovanni Pascoli’s Convivial Poems: an ancient language for the modern world.

Lunedì 20 marzo non perderti questo bellissimo evento di musica e poesia all’Istituto italiano di Londra

Marco Gambino will read selected poems from the English translation by Elena Borelli, published by Italica Press in June 2022. The reading will be accompanied by traditional and original tunes played by Elena at the Celtic harp.

Poemi Conviviali consists of twenty poems, each of them devoted to a classical figure, fictional or historical. Ulysses, Helen of Troy, and Alexander the Great, among others, are the protagonists of these stories, but they are also signifiers for themes such as desire and the quest for identity in the modern universe deprived of God. These exquisite sketches are written in a language that at times replicates the forms of Latin and Greek, thus encoding the past into the present and blending the old and the new in a typical Modernist style.

Elena Borelli presents a complete poetic English translation of a masterpiece of European Modernist literature: Poemi Conviviali (1905), by Giovanni Pascoli, one of the most influential authors of late nineteenth-century Italy.
Giovanni Pascoli was one of the most famous poets of fin de siècle Italy. His works are inspired by French Symbolism and by Decadentism, as well as drawing on the classical tradition so alive in Italian culture.


Data: Lunedì 20 Marzo 2023

Orario: Alle 18:00

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Londra

Ingresso : Libero

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