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UNGARETTI, Giuseppe; Hans Richter (artist).

Il Taccuino del Vecchio:

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Milan, M'Arte Edizioni, 1971

Volume 7 of the Images and Texts series by Luigi Majino and Roberto Sanesi. A finely printed work with 2 signed Richter lithographs.

Guiseppe Ungaretti 1888 -1970 himself described poetry as the ability to express oneself 'with absolute candor, as if it were the first day of creation.' In this quest for purity and attempt to restore to words their original virginity, Ungaretti was following the paths traced out by the French symbolists, Rimbaud, Mallarme, and Apollinaire. Like them, he believed that a poem should suggest rather than describe, and that words have an evocative content beyond their everyday significance. However, when Ungaretti had done his essential work of purification, a change occurred in his diction. 'The lean syntax grew complex, the tenuous surface opaque, and the heart of the matter crowded, contorted with sorrows and perplexity.'

Hans Richter 1888 - 1976 experienced the twentieth century's political nightmares first-hand, from combat in

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Number 6 of a limited edition of 124, folio (40 x 30 cm), 48 pp., unnumbered, with 2 original colour lithographs by Hans Richter, numbered and signed by the artist (loose as issued), text in parallel Italian and German, reproduction of the original manuscript of the poem, in fine condition, publisher's printed grey paper wrapper, loosely held within grey paper covered folder, housed in a matching slip-case, a little marked and dust-soiled.


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