NTA Longlist: This Is the Garden by Giulio Mozzi translated by Elizabeth Harris

This Is the Garden by Giulio Mozzi, translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris (Open Letter Books)

Mozzi-This_Is_the_Garden_largeElizabeth Harris has lyrically channeled the many voices of Giulio Mozzi in his captivating collection This is the Garden. From the purse-snatcher’s meditative letter to his victim, to a young girl’s spiritual encounter with an angel who needs bathing, to a delivery boy’s desperate aspiration to join the production line, Harris artfully executes monologues of those who long and are lonely into a compelling, meditative prose precisely crafted and perfectly suited to Mozzi’s existential and allegorical preoccupations.

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About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist.
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