by Amelia Rosselli

Hospital Series

Amelia Rosselli

Hospital Series

by Amelia Rosselli

Translated by Deborah Woodard Giuseppe Leporace

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Amelia Rosselli is one of the Italian poets of the last century who pushed herself most forcefully, most painfully and most imprudently beyond the limits destiny had set for her

—Elena Ferrante, The New York Times

What Rosselli expresses in these texts – so skillfully transferred by Antagonini et al – is an often-wrenching cri de coeur situating a continuum of affectivity. Rosselli and her translators seem engaged in a “union/ of two souls one tarantella,” and these English-language versions move across vistas of love and despair and hope and insanity, in a dance toward newer orders of weird reckoning.

—Dan Disney, Shearsman

A luxuriant, floral oasis at the margins of dominion.

—Pier Paolo Pasolini
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