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An equivocal echo: Eugenio Montale

Robinson, P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7903-5438 (2022) An equivocal echo: Eugenio Montale. In: Speri, S. and Dedes, Y. (eds.) Faces of the Infinite: Neo-Platonism and Poetry at the Confluence of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Proceedings of the British Academy, 240. The British Academy, London, pp. 355-372. ISBN 9780197267257 (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

This is a contribution to a British Academy collection on Neo-Platonism and poetics, and my essay explores the degree to which Eugenio Montale's poetry can be said to follow in the footsteps of this tradition. It does so by considering the role of Irma Brandeis in his major poetry and her writings on Dante's Divine Comedy. The essay also considers how Montale employed these affinities as a resistance to his times, a poetic resistance which also influenced younger poets such as Vittorio Sereni.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:102037
Publisher:The British Academy

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