Antonio d'Alfonso

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Written in Mexico, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Ontario between 1980-1981, this dive into the rich and prolific years that wouldproduce the crucial questions which Antonio D’Alfonso has been trying ever since: identity, individuality, culture, love. The foundation for a lifetime, he evokes the names of the men and women who are dear to him in the fields of cinema, literature, music, and psychoanalysis.”
Ana Lúcia Alvim Silva

“‘A young man of twenty-seven wrote this notebook. The ninth journal of many, he describes events that unfolded between Montreal, 23 June 1980 and 31 December 1981. I often find myself reverting back to my diaries, simply because the mind fails to recall whatever it was that happened. 1980-1981 were pivotal years for me. The endings, the beginnings, and the turning points are disclosed candidly. It does not matter how famous the person writing a diary is, the mixture of truth and lie, the broken syntax, the prose poetry that follows the logic of the essay vibrate in a unique manner that fiction and poetry lack.”

From the Introduction.

Poet, novelist, essayist, translator, Antonio D’Alfonso has published more than sixty books (including translations) and has made five feature films. Born in 1953, he is the founder of Guernica Editions which he managed for thirty-three years. The Two-Headed Man: Collected Poems 1970-2020 was published in July 2020. He has started on youtube a series of Conversations with artists and producers.

ISBN 978-1-77171-482-2
170 Pages
5.5 x 8.5
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