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  • Title: City Dog
  • Author: W.S. Di Piero
  • ISBN: 9780810125162
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback

  • City Dog By W.S. Di Piero When a self proclaimed lazy scholar embarks on a trip through his life s influences as diverse as girl group doo wop, Yeats, and Van Gogh readers are in for an illuminating ride This collection of essays from cultural critic Di Piero veers from his early years as the son of immigrants in Philadelphia to his working life in art, film, music, and poetry Along with a feWhen a self proclaimed lazy scholar embarks on a trip through his life s influences as diverse as girl group doo wop, Yeats, and Van Gogh readers are in for an illuminating ride This collection of essays from cultural critic Di Piero veers from his early years as the son of immigrants in Philadelphia to his working life in art, film, music, and poetry Along with a few choice essays reprinted from out of print collections, Di Piero s new work shows him to be insightful about himself and his work despite his protestations against the boosterism of autobiography Through the lens of his sharp artistic analysis, readers see his story an immigrant story filled with the music and mystery of a multilingual family, the men of his neighborhood wearing so many hats as they worked as the auspicious beginning for his life of observation and revelation His prose sings along, tripping across slang, poetry, and painters with the same precision that allows him to nearly dance about architecture Though Di Piero would claim that his life s path lurches and swerves, his essays prove that he has wandered expansively and with purpose a city dog trotting across continents, along pages, and through galleries.
    W.S. Di Piero
    William Simone Di Piero was born in 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned degrees from St Joseph s College and San Francisco State College A poet, essayist, art critic, and translator, Di Piero has taught at institutions such as Northwestern University, Louisiana State University, and Stanford, where he is professor emeritus of English and on faculty in the prestigious Stegner Poetry Workshop Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001, Di Piero was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2012 Di Piero s poetry is known for its gritty realism Populated with characters and settings reminiscent of the South Philadelphia neighborhood of his boyhood and the Italian American working class families he grew up with, Di Piero s poetry frequently makes use of colloquial language and diction An award winning translator of Italian poetry, Di Piero s first translation, Giacomo Leopardi s Pensieri, was nominated for a National Book Award Other translations include Sandro Penna s This Strange Joy, which received the Academy of American Poets Raiziss de Palchi Translation Award, Leonardo Sinisgalli s The Ellipse 1982 and Night of Shooting Stars 2011 , and a translation of Euripides s Ion W.S Di Piero has won numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Lila Wallace Reader s Digest Fund He lives in San Francisco.

    City Dog By W.S. Di Piero

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