Selected Poems
Luigi Pirandello

Translated by George Hochfield

About the Translator   v
Introduction   xi
Acknowledgments   xiv
Select Bibliography   xv
     
from Mal giocondo / Troubled Joy   1

Romanzi V / Romanzi 5

2
Allegre I / Allegre 1 4

Intermezzo lieto I / Intermezzo Lieto 1

6

Momentanee / Momentanee

8

Triste / Triste

12

Solitaria / Solitaria

18
   
from Pasqua in Gea / Easter in Gea 21
Appendice a «Pasqua in Gea» /
Appendix to “Easter in Gea”
22
   
from Elegie Renane / Rhenish Elegies 27
   
from Zampogna / Bagpipes 33

Come muore / How It Dies

34

Panico / Panic

36

Alberi soli / Solitary Trees

38

Gara / The Contest

40

Rondine / Swallow

42

Temporale estivo / Summer Storm

46

Vigilia / On the Eve

48

A gloria / To Glory

50

Dondolio / Swinging

52

Compenso / Recompense

54

Chi resta / Who Remains

56

Ritorno / The Return

58

Attesa / Waiting

62
   
from Fuori di Chiave / Offkey 65

Preludio / Prelude

66
Ingresso / Entrance 70
La mèta / The Goal 74
Il pianeta / The Planet 76
Credo / Creed 82
Il tesoro / Wealth 86
Vecchio avviso / An Old Notice 88
Melbthal / Melbthal 90
Primavera dei terrazzi / Springtime on the Terraces 96
L’occhio per la morte / An Eye for Death 100
Onorio / Onorio 102
Stormo / Flight of Birds 104
Sempre bestia / Always an Animal 106
Chiú / To-whoo 106
Meriggio / High Noon 108
Guardando il mare / Looking at the Sea 108
Convegno / A Meeting 110
Leggendo la storia / Reading History 116
Tormenti / Punishments 118
Comiato / Envoi 120
   
Poesie Varie/ Various Poems (Uncollected) 123
Il globo / The Globe 124
Lieta / Feeling Good 126
Amor sincero / Sincere Love 130
Notte insonne / Sleepless Nights 132
La via / The Way 138
Alba / Dawn 142
Esame (1895) / Examination (1895) 146
Approdo / Landing 148
Torna, Gesu! / Jesus, Come Back! 150
Esame (1896) / Examination (1896) 154
L’abbandono / An Ending 156
Primo rintocco / First Chime 164
Esame (1906) / Examination (1906) 168
Tenui luci improvvise / Glimmerings 174
Esame (1910) / Examination (1910) 182
Il compito / My Duty 194
Conversando (1) / Conversation (1) 196
Conversando (2) / Conversation (2) 198
Sveglia / Wakeup Call 198
L’ultimo caffè / The Last Coffee 200
[Senza titolo] / [Untitled] 204
Improvvisi / Impromptus 206
   
Notes 211
Appendix 1: From Arte e coscienza d’oggi /
Art and Consciousness in Our Time
217
Appendix 2: An Autobiographical Letter (1914) 227
Chronology 231
Index of First Lines — Italian 233
Index of First Lines — English 237
   

 




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