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Description - Moscardino by Enrico Pea

A small masterpiece, Pea's lyrical autobiographical novel paints a fiery and intimate portrait of an old man through the bold brushstrokes of his grandson. The passions and tensions between the old eccentric and his brothers play themselves out in mythical sketches before a vivid backdrop of the hills of Lunigiana. Moscardino, the first novella of his tetralogy, Il romanzo di Moscardino, is anarchic and haunting. Pound conducts Pea's vernacular song, allowing images to flow from the land, the flesh, and beyond.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780974968032
ISBN-10: 097496803X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 71
Imprint: Archipelago Books
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Enrico Pea

Novelist, poet, and playwright Enrico Pea (1881-1958) spent his youth traveling. He lived for years in Alexandria, where he struck up a friendship with Ungaretti. He published Moscardino in 1922. ranslator- Ezra Pound's work as a translator stretched from Confucius and Li Po to the troubadour poets to Paul Morand and Enrico Pea. His interest in ""regionalism"" most likely attracted him to the work of Pea.