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[Italian private press] Eleven poems

[Italian private press] Eleven poems

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by Merini Alda (Milano, 1931 – Milano, 2009)

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"Pulcinoelefante" is an Italian publishing house founded by Alberto Casiraghi (or Casiraghy).

The books are hand printed using movable types on the high-quality Hahnemühle paper produced in Germany. Annually "Pulcinoelefante" publishes hundreds of small plaquettes formed by a text (aphorism or short poem), accompanied by small engravings or original drawings made by artists. Each edition is published in a very small number of copies hors de commerce.

"[…] Piegata dal vento della vita, sub specie mutationis, l'opera di Alda Merini, in un flusso inarginato, si muove dalla narrativa alla poesia, dall'eros al mistico, dall'informe alla forma, dal terrestre al celeste, dal vissuto al sognato.

E' significativo notare il profondo legame di Alda Merini con le edizioni Pulcinoelefante di Alberto Casiraghy (edizioni veloci, stampate in giornata). Si attua una produzione sconfinata di Alda Merini, dove si riconferma un'intuizione consequenziale: una sorta di frase infinita nella temporalità, nella durata letterale dell'esistere.

La vita non può essere trattenuta nella cifra immobile del simbolo. La vita è sempre presenza nel rapimento, nella fugacità, nell'eco dell'invano. Come in un momento, al chiaro di luna, 'un unico bacio d'amore'" (Stefano Crespi, La memoria di ciò che non è accaduto).


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[Italian private press] Eleven poems
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Italian Antiquarian book dealer since 1999, located in the hearth of Milan, specialized in Literature (XV-XX cent.), Incunabula and Early Printed books, Illustrated books, Theatre, Performing Arts, Gastronomy, Children's books.


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