Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-52

418px-Auguste_rodin,_il_pensatore,_1881-1882,_01‘Elucubrare pallido e assorto
Presso un rovente muro d’orto…’

Montale didn’t write exactly that first line. But if he had, Luciana would be able to explain to us what his protagonist was doing in that kitchen garden in high summer, stepping over the piles of cuttlefish bones and staring gloomily at the shards of glass embedded along the top of the wall ……

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