Tigullio in Books
But here in Tigullio emerald over sapphire april birds thru the stillness
Ezra Pound, c. 1940
- Giuseppe Bacigalupo, Ieri a Rapallo (Udine: Campanotto,
2003.) A memoir
by their doctor of more and less illustrious visitors to
Rapallo, among them Max Beerbohm, and Lillian and Dorothy
Gish, and Ezra Pound.
- Massimo Bacigalupo, Ezra Pound un poeta a Rapallo (1985)
– this is an illustrated book in English and Italian. You
may be able to obtain a copy from the Ufficio Stampa of Comune
- --, Grotta Byron: Luoghi & libri (Udine: Campanotto,
2001). Illustrated. Has chapters on Pound, Hemingway etc.
Obtainable at Libreria Agorà, Rapallo.
- --, “Italy in Hemingway’s Forty-Nine Stories”: an essay
in RSA 11
(2000), at <www.aisna.org>.
- Mary de Rachwiltz, Ezra Pound Father and Teacher: Discretions (New
York: New Directions, Ist ed. 1971). A memoir with sections
on Rapallo during the and after the war.
- Gerald Green, The Portofino PTA (OP).
A funny novel about a tourist in Rapallo in the early 60s.
You can probably get a copy through Abebooks.com.
- Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time. See “Cat in the
- James Laughlin, Selected Poems (San Francisco:
Lights).Includes “In Another Country,” a poem set in Rapallo.
- Elmore Leonard, Pronto. A thriller set in a rainy
- Il Mare: Supplemento letterario (Comune di Rapallo)
of the literary supplement that appeared in Rapallo in 1931-32
with contributions by Marinetti, Pound and others. Also available
Comune di Rapallo.
- Robert Lowell, Life Studies (includes “Sailing
- Eugenio Montale, Complete Poems, ed. Jonathan
(NY: FSG). The poems in Montale’s first volume, Cuttlefish
Bones, are set in the Cinque Terre; there is also
a poem called “Caffè a Rapallo.”
- Fred Plotkin, Recipes from Paradise: Life & Food on
the Italian Riviera (Little, Brown 1997). All
you need to know on Liguria’s food.
- Ezra Pound, The Cantos (NY: New Directions). Read
especially Cantos 39, 47, 74-84 (“The Pisan Cantos”).
- Elizabeth Lady Russell, Enchanted April (1922).
novel about Portofino (“San Salvatore”). Also a film and
- C. K. Stead, Villa Vittoria (Albany NZ: Penguin Books
1997). A thinly disguised novel about a Pound conference
- W. B. Yeats, “A Packet for Ezra Pound” , in A Vision.
- --, Collected Poems (“The Winding Stairs and Other
Poems” was partly written
in Rapallo, especially “Byzantium” and “Words for Music Perhaps”.)
by Massimo Bacigalupo,
16 February 2005