Montale’s Eastbourne

Michael Hofmann

  • The Coastguard’s House by Eugenio Montale, translated by Jeremy Reed
    Bloodaxe, 223 pp, £7.95, December 1990, ISBN 1 85224 100 4

The first Montale poem to make any impression on me was ‘Eastbourne’ in the harsh translation by G.S. Fraser in the New Directions Selected Poems:

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