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The author of the book: John Crowley
Edition: Ponte alle Grazie
Date of issue: January 2003
ISBN 13: 9788879286077
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Kit Malone, giovane promessa della poesia americana, si iscrive a un corso tenuto da Innokentij Falin, poeta russo esule in America. Le sue poesie bandite in patria per la loro forza sovversiva, sono segni incomprensibili per l'America di Kennedy. Mentre Kit e Innokentij riconoscono i segni lasciati dal dolore e decidono di ricreare i versi di lui nella lingua e nella cultura di lei. Intanto gli U-2 americani fotografano i missili russi sbarcati su Cuba, e la paura di una guerra si fa spaventosamente fondata. La situazione internazionale precipita, e irrompe nel legame fra Kit e Innokentij: quei due universi distanti, che nella poesia avevano trovato un punto di incontro, sembrano allontanarsi di nuovo.
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John Crowley was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1942; his father was then an officer in the US Army Air Corps. He grew up in Vermont, northeastern Kentucky and (for the longest stretch) Indiana, where he went to high school and college. He moved to New York City after college to make movies, and did find work in documentary films, an occupation he still pursues. He published his first novel (The Deep) in 1975, and his 15th volume of fiction (Endless Things) in 2007. Since 1993 he has taught creative writing at Yale University. In 1992 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
His first published novels were science fiction: The Deep (1975) and Beasts (1976). Engine Summer (1979) was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award; it appears in David Pringle’s 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.
In 1981 came Little, Big, which Ursula Le Guin described as a book that “all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy.”
In 1980 Crowley embarked on an ambitious four-volume novel, Ægypt, comprising The Solitudes (originally published as Ægypt), Love & Sleep, Dæmonomania, and Endless Things, published in May 2007. This series and Little, Big were cited when Crowley received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature.
He is also the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant. His recent novels are The Translator, recipient of the Premio Flaianno (Italy), and Lord Byron’s Novel: The Evening Land, which contains an entire imaginary novel by the poet. A novella, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines, appeared in 2002. A museum-quality 25th anniversary edition of Little, Big, featuring the art of Peter Milton and a critical introduction by Harold Bloom, is in preparation.
Note: The John Crowley who wrote Sans épines, la rose: Tony Blair, un modèle pour l'Europe? is a different author with the same name. (website)
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