|Cover of the Second Edition of Vincenzo Cardarelli: The Forgotten amongst the Great: A Collection of the Best Poems Translated in English|
As of today, the second edition of "Vincenzo Cardarelli: The Forgotten amongst the Great: A Collection of the Best Poems Translated in English" is also available in printed edition on Amazon and Lulu.
Vincenzo Cardarelli (pseudonym of Nazareno Caldarelli, 1887-1959) journalist, poet, and literary critic, led a solitary, dignified existence, from a humble background, through self-taught education and innumerable peregrinations, until his final days in poverty and loneliness. He stood and sought for all that a true artist and intellectual has to stand and seek for: the uncompromising authenticity of art. Until now, with the sole exception of a few poems translated by the great Irish poet Desmond O'Grady in the late 1950's, the work of Vincenzo Cardarelli had remained precluded to the English speaking world and the international audience at large. Finally, the publication of this extensive collection discloses the doors to one of the most prominent, yet still relatively unexplored, Italian and European poet of the twentieth century.