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Abba Abba: by Anthony Burgess By Paul Howard

Abba Abba: by Anthony Burgess by Paul Howard

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Anthony Burgess's 'hybrid' novel has been out of print in the UK for almost twenty years. Paul Howard's new edition restores the original text and demystifies Burgess's engagement with his Italian and English sources.

Abba Abba: by Anthony Burgess Summary

Abba Abba: by Anthony Burgess by Paul Howard

ABBA ABBA is one of Anthony Burgess's most original works, combining fiction, poetry and translation. A product of his time in Italy in the early 1970s, this delightfully unconventional book is part historical novel, part poetry collection, as well as a meditation on translation and the generating of literature by one of Britain's most inventive post-war authors. Set in Papal Rome in the winter of 1820-21, Part One recreates the consumptive John Keats's final months in the Eternal City and imagines his meeting the Roman dialect poet Giuseppe Gioachino Belli. Pitting Anglo-Italian cultures and sensibilities against each other, Burgess creates a context for his highly original versions of 71 sonnets by Belli, which feature in Part Two. This new edition includes extra material by Burgess, along with an introduction and notes by Paul Howard, Fellow in Italian Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Abba Abba: by Anthony Burgess Reviews

'Thanks to the informative Introduction and the six Appendices, we now have a fairly complete picture of the evolution of ABBA ABBA and of Burgess' approach to his self-imposed task as a translator. For students of literary translation, however, the most fascinating part of the editorial apparatus will be the detailed notes on the poems themselves.' Translation and Literature -- .

About Paul Howard

Paul Howard is a Senior Teaching Associate in Italian in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction Text of ABBA ABBA Endnotes Appendices Notes

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Abba Abba: by Anthony Burgess by Paul Howard
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Manchester University Press
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