This is a wonderful read. Highly recommended. Forget about the Forward, this one should have won a Pulitzer just for the Dedication!!! Bravo Massimo.
“One for the Road” is the chronicle of one crazy night, one night that came at least once in everybody’s life, with an ending that couldn’t be different from the chosen one, all to be read. Or, better, drunk. And possibly gulped down.
Baraldi is one of those poets of prosody who has been cut loose from the moorings of traditional European writing by a keen and even obsessional awareness of American popular culture. Comic-strip culture, especially.