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Love Lessons:
Selected Poems of Alda Merini
Translated by Susan Stewart

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"What we have in Love Lessons is a fantastic selection of poems by Alda Merini, one of Italy's foremost poets, translated into English by Susan Stewart, one of America's foremost poets. As millions of Italian readers already know--and English readers are about to discover for the first time--to open a book by Merini is to discover a poetry of immediate freshness, unlike any other."--Robert P. Harrison, Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature, Stanford University

"Alda Merini is one of the most powerful contemporary female poets writing in Italian. In poems marked by a visionary clarity and lyricism, she sings of the anger and pain of both erotic love and insanity. Susan Stewart's translation is breathtaking. She has accomplished the impossible: a faithful, almost line-by-line translation that is deeply and authentically poetic. The poems speak in their own tongue."--Margaret Brose, University of California, Santa Cruz

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