Antonio D'Alfonso

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Antonio D'Alfonso (born 6 August 1953)[1] is an Italian-Canadian writer,[2] editor, publisher and filmmaker, best known as the founder of Guernica Editions.[1]

Literary awards[edit]

  • 2000: Fabrizio's Passion won the Bressani Award.[3]
  • 2003: La passione di Fabrizio won Internazionale emigrazione in Italy.[4]
  • 2005: Un vendredi du mois d'août won The Ontario Trillium Award. (27 Avril 2005)
  • 2008: L'aimé won the Christine Dimitriu Van Saanen Award (Le Salon du Livre de Toronto).
  • 2016: He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athabasca.

Books[edit]

  • La chanson du shaman à Sedna (poems, self-published, 1973)
  • Queror (poems, Guernica Editions, 1979) 2-89135-000-6
  • Black Tongue (poems, Guernica Editions, 1983) 0-919349-07-2
  • Quêtes: Textes d'auteurs italo-québécois (anthology, avec Fulvio Caccia, Guernica Editions, 1983) 2-89135-006-5 (anthology)
  • Voix off: Textes de dix poètes anglophones au Québec (anthology, Guernica Editions, 1985) 2-89135-009-X (anthology)
  • The Clarity of Voices (Philippe Haeck, prose poems, translator, Guernica Editions, 1985) 0-919349-56-0
  • The Other Shore (prose and poems, Guernica Editions, 1986, 1988) 0-919349-66-8/0-920717-32-2
  • L'autre rivage (prose and poems, translation of The Other Shore, VLB éditeur, 1987) 2-89005-248-6 Finaliste du Prix Emile-Nelliagn.
  • L'Amour panique (prose poems, Lèvres Urbaines, 1988) ISSN 0823-5112
  • Avril ou L'anti-passion (novel, VLB éditeur, 1990) 2-89005-405-5
  • Julia (long prose poem, L'édition du Silence, 1992) 2-920180-25-8
  • Panick Love (prose poems, translation of L'Amour panique, Guernica Editions, 1992) 0-920717-63-2
  • Fabrizio's Passion (novel, Guernica, 1995) 1-55071-023-0
  • In Italics: In Defense of Ethnicity (essays, Guernica, 1996) 1-55071-016-8
  • The Films of Jacques Tati (by Michel Chion, translation, Guernica, 1997).
  • L'apostrophe qui me scinde (poetry, Le Noroît, 1998). 2-89018-398-X. Finaliste du Prix Saint Sulpice.
  • Duologue: On Culture and Identity (with Pasquale Verdicchio) (essay, Guernica, 1998). 1-55071-072-9
  • L'autre rivage (poetry, Le Noroît, 1999) 2-89018-438-2
  • En Italiques: Réflexions sur l'ethnicité (essays, Balzac, 2000). 2-921468-21-2
  • La paysage qui bouge (translator of the poems by Pasquale Verdicchio, Le Noroît, 2000) 2-89018-435-8
  • Fabrizio's Passion (novel, Guernica, 2000) 1-55071-082-6. The Bressani Award 2002.
  • Comment ça se passe (poetry, Le Noroît, 2001). Finaliste du Prix Trillium.
  • La passione di Fabrizio. (Traduit par Antonello Lombardo). Iannone Editore. Italia: Isernia, 2002.) The Premio internzaionale Emigrazione, 2003.
  • Getting on with Politics (poetry, Exile Editions, 2002.)
  • On Order and Things (by Stefan Psenak, translator, Guernica, 2003)
  • Dreaming Our Space (by Marguerite Andersen, translator, Guernica, 2003)
  • Antigone (Lyricalmyrical Editions, 2004) (verse play)
  • Un vendredi du mois d'août (novel, Leméac, 2004), finalist for the Prix Ringuet. The Trillium Award.
  • Bruco (Lyricalmyrical Editions, 2005) (verse play)
  • En Italiques: Réflexions sur l'ethnicité (essais, L'Interligne, 2005).
  • Gambling with Failure (essays, Exile, 2005)
  • Un homme de trop (poetry, Noroît, 2005)
  • One Friday in August (novel, Exile, 2005)
  • The Blueness of Light (by Louise Dupré, translator, Guernica, 2005)
  • Etnilisuse kaitseks. Translated in Estonian by Reet Sool. Tartu Ulikooli Kirjastus, 2006. (essays)
  • The World Forgotten (by Paul Bélanger, translator, Guernica 2005)
  • L'aimé (novel, Leméac, 2007)
  • The Last Woman (Claudine Bertrand, translator, Guernica, 2008)
  • twohundredandfourspoems (Roger des Roches, Guernica, 2011).
  • Un bonheur inattendu (Marella Caracciolo Chia, Leméac, 2011).
  • Un bonheur inattendu (Marella Caracciolo Chia, Syrtes (Paris), 2012).
  • Wings Folded in Cracks (Jean-Pierre Vallotton, Guernica, 2013).
  • Hours (Fernand Ouellette, Guernica, 2013).
  • Un ami, un nuage (Noroît, 2013)
  • Found in Translation: An Anthology of Poets from Quebec (Ekstasis, 2013)
  • États des lieux: Trieze poètes américains contemporains (edited by Antoine Boisclair, Noroît, 2013) (Translation of poems by Fanny Howe)
  • The Irrelevant Man (Guernica, 2014)
  • Ne m’interrompez pas (avec Suzanne Biron) (photos, Noroît, 2015)
  • Beyond the Flames (Louise Dupré, Guernica, 2014)
  • The Body Vagabond (Martine Audet, Ekstasis, 2014)
  • The Terror Chronicles (Normand De Bellefeuille, Ekstasis, 2014)
  • Words and the Stone (Pierrettte Micheloud, Ekstasis, 2014)
  • Manhattan Poems (Claudio Angelini, Ekstasis, 2014)
  • Farida (Naïm Kattan, translated with Norman Cornett, Guernica, 2015)
  • The Intimate Frailty of Mortals (Paul Chamberland, Ekstasis, 2015)
  • I Travel the World (Thierry Renard, Ekstasis, 2015)
  • Weeping Will Not Save the Stars (François Guerrette, Ekstasis, 2015)
  • The Wind Under Our Footsteps (Diane Régimbald, Ekstasis, 2016)
  • Antigone (Ekstasis, 2016)
  • Poetica del Plurilinguismo (Trans. Nicola Gasbarro and Giulia De Gasperi, Samuele Editore, 2016)
  • Em itálico: Reflexões sobre a etnicidade (trans. Ana Lucia Silva Paranhos, UFRGS, 2016)
  • We are what we love (Bernard Pozier, Ekstasis, 2016)
  • Sails for Exile (Mona Latif-Ghattas, Ekstasis, 2016)
  • Toward the Rising Sun (Robert Giroux, Ekstasis, 2016)


Films[edit]

  • L'Ampoule brûlée (short 16 mm, black and white, 1973)
  • La Coupe de Circé (short 16 mm, black and white, 1974)
  • Pour t'aimer (one-half hour 16 mm black and white, 1982–1987)
  • The Minotaur (one-hour film project, 1992)
  • Consent (unproduced screenplay co-written with Jennifer Dale)
  • My Trip to Oaxaca (Video, 90 minutes, 2005)
  • Bruco (feature, video, 90 minutes, 2005)
  • Antigone (feature, 90 minutes, 2012)
  • Real Gangsters (actor, Frank D'Angelo, 2013)
  • Duse and Me (three minute short, 2015)
  • "La chambre éphémère" (75 minutes, 2017)
  • "Live in Toronto (60 minutes, 2017)

Music[edit]

  • Night Talks (1997, CD 50:49 minutes)
  • Passione e po’ di vino (poetry and music, 2001, with Angelo Findaldi and band) Bootleg
  • Sub Urban Gypsy (compositions with Dominic Mancuso, Dominic Mancuso Group, 2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Filippo Salvatore, Ancient Memories, Modern Identities. Guernica Editions, 1999. ISBN 978-1550710571.
  2. ^ Hanan, John (2005-05-08). "Writers win Ontario literary awards". Tandem Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Gambling with Failure (review): Project MUSE - Gambling with Failure (review), accessdate: March 27, 2016
  4. ^ Egidio Marchese – Ti sei occupata e hai scritto varie volte di Antonio D’Alfonso: Egidio Marchese – Ti sei occupata e hai scritto varie volte di Antonio D’Alfonso, accessdate: March 27, 2016

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