Geometry of Shadows

The Italian Poems
of Giorgio de Chirico

The acclaimed painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) was also a multifaceted artist, working across genres and languages throughout a long and prolific career. While his French writing has been translated by Louise Bourgeois and John Ashbery—who proclaimed his novel Hebdomeros a masterpiece of Surrealist literature—De Chiricos’s writing in his native Italian language has been overlooked. Geometry of Shadows presents for the first time the entirety of the artist’s Italian poetry, translated by award-winning poet Stefania Heim.

Published October 1, 2019. Available for pre-order at A Public Space Books

Read “The Weary Archangel” at LitHub:

On this April afternoon, while the idiot almond trees aren’t alone in tossing the flowers of promises, I want to affix onto the windows and door of my house the banner of the freshly established publicly traded company of which I am the principal shareholder …

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