This book is comprised of forty-three poems of Umberto Saba in their original Italian form which were written between 1909 and 1934. The works are coupled with English translations by Christopher Millis. Selections cover pieces from more than ten separate volumes of Saba's work filling a longstanding gap in Italian literature in translation. This book brings to the English-speaking world poems of one of Italy's most important and least translated authors.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; I. POEMS 1909-1934: The Goat; A Memory; To My Wife; The Beautiful Thought; "Produce"; Guido; Picture of My Daughter; The Farewell; After a Walk; The Poet; Trieste; Sapling; The Pier; Women; Three Streets; The Kid with the Wheelbarrow; Insomnia on a Summer Night; The Song of One Morning; After Sadness; Border Town; Three Cities: Milan, Turin, Florence; The Cat; Winter; Finale. II. POEMS 1900-1908: Glauco; The House of My Babysitter; For Mother; In the Courtyard; Letter to a Friend Studying Piano at the Conservatory of...; Warning. III. POEMS 1935-1953: Broken Glass; Love; Ulysses; The Poet and the Conformist; Man and Animals; Happiness; To the Reader; Ashes; Words; Epigraph.