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Published: 08 July 2021

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198846543

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The Poets of Rapallo

How Mussolini's Italy shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers

Lauren Arrington

  • Tells the story of a group of poets who gathered in Rapallo, a small town in Italy, during the early years of Mussolini's regime
  • Brings to life the poetic and personal relationships between some of the most prominent poets of the twentieth century including, among others, Ezra Pound and W.B Yeats
  • Recovers the lives of the women in Rapallo—Dorothy Pound, George Yeats, and Brigit Patmore—and shows the importance of their work
  • Includes unpublished diaries, photographs, and drawings
  • Features close analysis of poets' drafts of poems
  • Shows the interconnectedness of the writing by the Rapallo poets and how these strands of connectivity were omitted or disguised in the poets' finished work