“Hallelujah” (analysis, commentary, translation into Italian)

HALLELUJAH Verse 1 Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah (Ho sentito che c’era un accordo segreto che… Read More “Hallelujah” (analysis, commentary, translation into Italian)

12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

Elizabeth Barrett met writer Robert Browning because her successful poems had attracted his admiration. They got to know each other on 20 May 1845: it was the beginning of one of the most famous courtships in literature. It was carried out in secret, because her father disliked Browning, whom he viewed as an unreliable fortune… Read More 12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

e. e. cummings

Edward Estlin “E. E.” Cummings (1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He is well-known for his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, and syntax, his unconventional orthography: he abandoned traditional techniques and structures to create a new, highly idiosyncratic means of poetic… Read More e. e. cummings

31 agosto 1867: muore Charles Baudelaire

150 anni fa moriva a Parigi CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821 – 1867), uno dei più importanti poeti dell’Ottocento, esponente chiave del simbolismo, grande innovatore del genere lirico, e anticipatore del decadentismo. “Les fleurs du mal” (I fiori del male – 1857) la sua opera maggiore, è considerata uno dei classici della letteratura francese e mondiale. Per… Read More 31 agosto 1867: muore Charles Baudelaire