French Poetry in Italian (1990-2016)

by Fabio Scotto

This article is an overview of French poetry translated into Italian since 1990. The author provides a historical introduction, outlining similarities and differences between the poetic literatures of the two countries, especially as regards the use of prose in poetry, which is more prevalent in France than in Italy. In the third and final part of the article, the author makes some personal considerations on his education and experience as a translator.