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Franco Buffoni was born in Gallarate (Lombardy) in 1948, he lives in Rome. He is full professor of literary criticism and comparative literature. For 30 years he has taught in the universities of Bergamo, Cassino, Milano IULM, Parma e Torino.

Some of his books of poetry are:

  • “Suora Carmelitana” (Montale Award, Guanda, 1997);
  • “Songs of Spring” (Mondello Award, Marcos y Marcos, 1999);
  • “Il Profilo del Rosa” (Betocchi Award, Mondadori, 2000);
  • “Guerra” (Dedalus Award, Mondadori, 2005);
  • “Noi e loro” (Donzelli, 2008);
  • "Roma" (Guanda 2009);
  • “Poesie 1975-2012” (Oscar Mondadori 2012);
  • “Jucci” (Mondadori 2014);
  • “O Germania” (Interlinea 2015);
  • "Avrei fatto la fine di Turing" (Donzelli 2015);
  • Personae (drama, Manni 2017);
  • La linea del cielo (Garzanti 2018).

Some parts of these books have been published in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, England. Two full collections have appeared in the United States and in France. In 1989 he founded and he is still the editor of the review “Testo a fronte”, dedicated to the theory and the practice of literary translation (Marcos y Marcos). As a translator he edited for Mondadori, 2005 “I Poeti Romantici Inglesi”. As an essayist he published “Ritmologia”(Marcos y Marcos, 2002), “La traduzione del testo poetico” (Marcos y Marcos, 2005), “Con il testo a fronte. Indagine sul tradurre e l’essere tradotti” (Interlinea, 2007), Due pub tre poeti e un desiderio (Marcos y Marcos, 2019), Silvia è un anagramma (Marcos y Marcos, 2020) e Maestri e Amici. Da Dante a Seamus Heaney (Vidya, 2020). As a novelist he published “Più luce, padre” (Sossella 2006), “Reperto 74” (Zona 2008), “Zamel” (Marcos y Marcos 2009), “Il servo di Byron” (Fazi 2012), “La casa di via Palestro” (Marcos y Marcos 2014), “Il racconto dello sguardo acceso” (Marcos y Marcos 2016). As a journalist he collaborates with several magazines and radio programmes. 

The source: www.francobuffoni.it

 

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