• Couverture Chance freedom
  • 4eme Chance freedom


Translated by Eric Turcat & Hannah Farris

Giovanni Dotoli

Collection : L'Orizzonte

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If Chance is a "straw man" and Freedom a distant ideal, then why write poetry in the first place? Because not all straw men are hollow and because not all ideals should fade into the distance. In his third book of French poetry translated into English, Dotoli continues to shine as a beacon of hope and optimism in a world that often forgets how its prosaic whimpers may still resonate with a lyrical bang.

  • Date de publication : 3 mars 2023
  • Broché - format : 14 x 21 cm • 128 pages
  • Langue : français
  • ISBN : 978-2-14-032404-8
  • EAN13 : 9782140324048

Eric Turcat is an associate professor of French at Oklahoma State University where Hannah Farris is his student, currently pursuing her bachelor's degree with a French major. She is a considering a career as a professional translator and he is planning to continue translating the works of Dotoli while advancing his scholarship on the language of Molière and Voltaire. Most recently, Turcat has edited two conference proceedings for the L'Orizzonte collection: L'argent du libertinage (2021) and Négocier sa liberté sous l'Ancien Régime (2022).

Giovanni Dotoli is an emeritus professor of French literature at the University of Bari - Aldo Moro and a lecturer for the Cours de Civilisation française de la Sorbonne. As a poet in both French and Italian, his works have been translated into several languages.
Commander of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, Officer of Legion of Honor and Grand prix de l'Académie française, he is a member of the Italian PEN club of the French PEN club's steering committee. He is the founder and director of several periodicals including “La Revue européenne de recherches sur la poésie” (Classiques Garnier) and “Noria. Revue littéraire et artistique” (L'Harmattan - AGA, co-directed with Mario Selvaggio).
In 2012, the University of Naples “L'Orientale” awarded him a “Laurea honoris causa” in the Theory and Practice of Translation.
An honorary member of the Société des Poètes français, he has published numerous books of poetry in Italy as well as in France, and has compiled his poems in eight volumes: five in French, titled Je la Vie, and three in Italian, La Rosa del Punto.
For Dotoli, life is language, music and an anthem to words. According to him, everything leads to the same point: the word's core, which is the texture of speech, a sign of intuition and a baring of light.
His world is revealed as through poetic transparency.
Universities and associations have devoted an international conference to his poetry. Étienne Champollion has put his poems to music.
Dotoli has received numerous prizes for his poetry. He has devoted a fundamental part of his research to poetics, including the books Défense et illustration de la poésie (L'Harmattan - AGA, 2019) and L'espace poétique (Hermann, 2020).

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