Essays. Criticism. Memoir. Translated from the Italian with a translator's foreword and notes by Stephen Sartarelli. This odd and engaging volume consists primarily of essays written between 1900 and 1944, in which the Italian poet Umberto Saba writes of himself in the third person, providing a truly fascinating critique of his own work. As work of criticism written pseudonymously, and without irony, about one's own work, and for the primary purpose of celebrating that work, the History and Chronicle of the Songbook remains ...

History and Chronicle of the Songbook 1998, Sheep Meadow Press

ISBN-13: 9781878818393

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