Clive James, 17 February 1983
Show More The Second Life of Art: Selected Essays of Eugenio Montale translated by Jonathan Galassi.
Ecco, 354 pp., $17.50, October 1982, 0 912946 84 9Show More
Prime alla Scala by Eugenio Montale.
Mondadori (Milan), 522 pp., October 1981Show More
Eugenio Montale’s Poetry: A Dream in Reason’s Presence by Glauco Cambon.
Princeton, 274 pp., £16.80, January 1983, 0 691 06520 9Show More
“... pessimist who makes you feel optimistic, even when he can’t do the same for himself. Professor Glauco Cambon says that he showed the manuscript of his book to Montale before the poet died, and that the reaction was favourable. Montale was famously polite. Eugenio Montale’s Poetry is both admiring and competent, but the professor’s abstract English ...”