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literary festival > Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms: Ardengo Soffici and Italian Futurism

Date:

10/15/2022


literary festival > Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms: Ardengo Soffici and Italian Futurism

A Prelude to the 22nd Week of Italian Language

Litquake 2022 – Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms: Ardengo Soffici and Italian Futurism

October 15, 2022 | 12-1 PM

The Drawing Room Annex | 780 Valencia Street | San Francisco, CA

 

Event admission is free. Registration is strongly recommended.

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Published this year for the first time in English, Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms is a vital reconstruction of Italian Futurist poet Ardengo Soffici’s visual poetics. With unexpected lyricism, buzzing between the entropic and the erotic, Soffici’s unrelenting poems manifest his milieu’s fascination with the metropolis. Guillaume Apollinaire called it “very important work, rich in fresh beauties.” This facsimile-style edition of the 1915 original, translated by CAT founder and board president Olivia E. Sears and with a foreword by Marjorie Perloff, offers a glimpse into the vibrant early avant-garde, when modernity held tremendous promise. Accompanied by guest musician Ben Goldberg, Sears will read from and discuss this seminal work, which has been described as “absolutely the most important book that came out of Florentine Futurism.”

Co-presented by the Center for the Art of Translation and Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco.

Part of Litquake’s Words Around the World series, sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation. This event is also sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts.

 

TRANSLATOR

Olivia E. Sears is the founder of the Center for the Art of Translation and served as editor of Two Lines for twelve years. She is a translator from Italian.

Information

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: From 12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Organized by : Litquake

Entrance : Free


Location:

780 Valencia Street

1715