Triangle Dream. Reviews

“Miss Lawner, whose first book of poems, Wedding Night of a Nun, was published in 1964, devotes the first section of short poems to the progress of sexuality, a “lovers-lane ascension.” The poems are difficult, with an overlay of image, … >>

Wedding Night Of A Nun. Reviews

“These are very delicate poems by a young woman just starting out in the poetryworld who has a pronounced lyrical gift. Short, compressed, yet musical poemssuch as “For Alicia, on the Loss of her Eye”, “Puglia”, “Contingencies”, “APassion Like Catherine’s”, … >>

Painted Fire. Reviews

“In her long, distinguished, ever-evolving career, Maria Luisa Spaziani has written poems of a remarkable decisiveness and beauty that stand among the greatest in post-war Italian poetry. Deeply informed by a great lyric tradition which she has used for her … >>

Harlequin on the Moon. Reviews

“Lynne Lawner’s extraordinary volume Harlequin on the Moon rescues commedia from the picturesque purgatory of romantic fantasy and restores its characters to the lascivious, sensual, grotesque, cruel, absurd and dangerously political terrain where they have always thrived. Lawner has achieved … >>

Maria Luisa Spaziani. Painted Fire. A Selection of Poems 1954—2006

Translated by Lynne Lawner
Publisher: Chelsea Editions (2010)
Language: English

Harlequin on the Moon

Publisher: Harry N Abrams (1998)
Language: English

Lives of the Courtesans. Reviews

Review in Library Journal of Lives of the Courtesans: Portraits of the Renaissance (Rizzoli International, 1986): “During the Renaissance courtesans became the personification of ancient love goddesses in art and literature, and, according to Lawner, it is difficult to separate … >>

Lives of the Courtesans: Portraits of the Renaissance

Publisher: Rizzoli International (New York City)
and Rizzoli, Milan (1986)
Language: English, Italian

“I Modi”: The Sixteen Pleasures. Reviews

“The real importance of I Modi probably lies in the brief tantalizing glimpse it gives of a Renaissance Italy far different from the one we learned about in school – a world where a few privileged people cultivated sex as … >>

“I Modi”: The Sixteen Pleasures. An Erotic Album of the Italian Renaissance

Longanesi, Milan (1984)
Peter Owen, UK (1988)
Northwestern University Press, Chicago (1989)
Temas de Hoy, Barcelona (1990)
Livraria Martins Fontes, Sao Paolo (1992)
Language: English, Italian