Eugenio Montale (1896 - 1981) was an Itilian poet, writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature.
With this publication, Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation with Eugenio Montale, we have an opportunity to listen to the strong voice of Eugenio Montale (1975 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature) discussing poetry and its role in society.
“Nowadays, it is becoming harder to distinguish between artistic and commercial life. The role of the artist has been reduced to his success or failure in commercial terms… these mass-produced voices are not those which will tell us whether we are heading for disaster and, if so, how to prevent it,” explains Eugenio Montale when speaking to Melinda Camber Porter. This volume includes Eugenio Montale’s 1975 Nobel Prize Lecture in both English and Italian.
"Melinda Camber Porter In Conversation with Eugenio Montale is fabulous! So true what Montale says about artistic voices in the modern age."
- Martha Lerski, Librarian at Lehman College of The City University of New York
"[Melinda's] interview with Montale offers the reader a candid view of the poet as he discusses with her some personal observations of his life and times."
- Canio Pavone, the his foreword to the book