Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo

Birth
Modica, Provincia di Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy
Death 14 Jun 1968 (aged 66)
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Burial Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 10438342 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Laureate Author. One of Italy's leading poets of the 20th Century, he won the 1959 Nobel Prize for Literature. His work falls roughly into two periods, divided by World War II. In the 1930's he was a leader of the "Hermetic" movement of Italian poetry, which made use of metaphysical themes and complex imagery often derived from the Ancient Greeks; some critics accused him of being needlessly obscure. After the war Quasimodo turned to socially conscious subjects and more direct language, while retaining the classical impulses of his earlier style. His collections of poetry include "Water and Land" (1930), "The Sunken Oboe" (1932), "And Suddenly It's Evening" (1942), "Day After Day" (1947), "The Incomparable Earth" (1958), and "Debit and Credit" (1966). Quasimodo was also a highly regarded translator, rendering works by Moliere, William Shakespeare, and E. E. Cummings into Italian. His "Complete Poems" were published in 1984.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Salvatore Quasimodo (20 Aug 1901–14 Jun 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10438342, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .