Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [Tonino] Guerra's own "amarcord"

("I remember" in dialect) is scattered over many books of poetry and short stories. He first started writing poetry in dialect when interned in a prison camp in Germany, after being rounded up at the age of 22 with other antifascists from Santarcangelo. To pass the time he told his companions stories: when he came home in 1945 he found a publisher for a book of them, I Scarabocc (Cockroaches, but also "scribblings").

from The Guardian: Tonino Guerra obituary


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