Press Release: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto
In 2005 the Boston Globe published an editorial lamenting the lack of English translations of foreign literature. "In a literary global world, one is what one reads. And in the United States, foreign fare is too scarce." The Globe, however, did single out one exemplary program—the National Endowment for the Arts translation grants—and one of its recipients—Patrick Barron, who used his grant money to translate contemporary Italian poet Andrea Zanzotto—as indication that translation is alive and well. Now, all of Barron’s translations of this inestimable modern master are available in The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto: A Bilingual Edition.
Read the press release.