Giuseppe Ungaretti  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Giuseppe Ungaretti (Template:IPA-it; 10 February 1888 – 2 June 1970) was an Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist, critic, academic, and recipient of the 1970 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. A leading representative of the experimental trend known as Ermetismo ("Hermeticism"), he was one of the most prominent contributors to 20th century Italian literature. Influenced by symbolism, he was briefly aligned with futurism. Like many futurists, he took an irredentist position during World War I. Ungaretti debuted as a poet while fighting in the trenches, publishing one of his best-known pieces, L'allegria ("The Joy").


Published volumes

  • Il porto sepolto ("The Buried Port", 1916 and 1923)
  • La guerra ("The War", 1919 and 1947)
  • Allegria di naufragi ("The Joy of Shipwrecks", 1919)
  • L'allegria ("The Joy", 1931)
  • Sentimento del tempo ("The Feeling of Time", 1933)
  • Traduzioni ("Translations", 1936)
  • Poesie disperse ("Scattered Poems", 1945)
  • Il dolore ("The Pain", 1947)
  • La terra promessa ("The Promised Land", 1950)
  • Un grido e paesaggi ("A Shout and Landscapes", 1952)
  • Il taccuino del vecchio ("The Old Man's Notebook", 1960)
  • Vita di un uomo ("The Life of a Man", 1969)




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