“Any hope of ever seeing you again” by Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale was an Italian poet awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. His work occasionally seems difficult, but the apparent obscurity often arises from references to events in his life of which the reader has no knowledge. The following poem, for example, alludes to an event both poet…

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“I often encountered the evil of living” by Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale was an Italian poet awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. I often encountered the evil of living I often encountered the evil of living: it was the choked brook that gurgles, it was the curling of the sun-parched leaf, it was the horse that collapses. The…

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