Modern Italian Poets; Essays and Versions

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Modern Italian Poets; Essays and Versions' by William Dean Howells, readers are treated to a collection of insightful essays and poetry translations that shed light on the works of prominent Italian poets of the late 19th century. Howells, known for his realism and attention to detail, provides a thorough examination of the literary contributions of these poets, offering valuable insights into their styles and themes. The book serves as a bridge between American and Italian literature, showcasing the beauty and complexity of Italian poetry to a wider audience. Howells' elegant prose and deep appreciation for the subject matter make this book an engaging and educational read. William Dean Howells, a prominent literary figure of the 19th century, was known for his prolific writing and cultural commentary. His interest in Italian literature and his expertise in the field inspired him to compile this collection of essays and translations. As a respected critic and editor, Howells brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to this project, making it a valuable resource for students and enthusiasts of Italian poetry. 'Modern Italian Poets' is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the interconnectedness of international literary traditions and gaining a deeper understanding of the Italian poetic landscape.

About the Author

William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was an influential American realist author and literary critic, heralded for his pivotal role in shaping modern American fiction. Born on March 1, 1837, in Martinsville, now part of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Howells rose from modest beginnings to become a central figure in the literary circles of his time. His career spanned various realms of literature, from novels and plays to essays and criticism. Howells was significantly affiliated with the Atlantic Monthly, eventually becoming its editor, and used that platform to champion the works of other writers, such as Mark Twain and Henry James, while advocating for realism in literature. Howells' literary style often focused on ordinary people and everyday life, aligning with his belief in the democratization of literature and rejection of romanticism. His work 'Modern Italian Poets; Essays and Versions' (1887), exemplifies his scholarly engagement with the wider literary world, contributing translations and critical essays that helped introduce Italian poetry to an English-speaking audience. This work, indicative of his broader literary contributions, further solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in literary criticism. His other notable works include 'The Rise of Silas Lapham' (1885) and 'A Traveler from Altruria' (1894), which offered critiques of American society, wealth, and class structures. Howells' impact on American literature was indelible, and he served as the president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters during his later years until his death on May 11, 1920.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 224 Pages

Filesize: 544.8 KB

ISBN: 8596547223764