Il libro dei primati/The Book of Primates

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Pub Date 01 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 15 May 2023
Guernica Editions, Guernica World Editions

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The bilingual Italian-English manuscript Il libro dei primati / The Book of Primates combines prose and poetry to revisit/reimagine the folkloric traditions of two American states where the author spent many years: the state of Maine and that of New York. In his reworking/recreating of these traditions, he looked at traditional poems, ballads, tales, legends, and revisited them through contemporary experimental language and contents. The result is a series of new texts, each the result of a contamination between the original texts and the author’s own re-imagining them, in light of modern settings and contents. This work is very far from being just a "re-writing" of traditional materials. Rather, it is an approach in which he re-generates the old tradition.

The bilingual Italian-English manuscript Il libro dei primati / The Book of Primates combines prose and poetry to revisit/reimagine the folkloric traditions of two American states where the author...


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ISBN 9781771838153
PRICE $17.95 (USD)
PAGES 100

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