In Adolescence and Night, Luigi Fontanella entrusts his imagination with wresting the years of his youth from an inevitable destiny of oblivion. His poetic idiom combines sharp terseness and a metaphysical dimension, where simple occurrences of a faraway time and place come alive again and transcend their historical specificity to assume universal significance.
Luigi Fontanella is a poet, literary critic, novelist and translator. John S. Toll Professor of Italian at Stony Brook University, he has published numerous books of poetry, several books of fiction, and others of literary criticism.
A conversation is creation. Luigi Fontanella talks with Giorgio Mobili and Alessio Giovene
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