Pianissimo: Italian literature: The Hermetic movement: such as Camillo Sbarbaro (Pianissimo [], Trucioli [; “Shavings”]), cultivated a style purified of. Pianissimo [Camillo Sbarbaro] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fifteen poems from Pianissimo () by Camillo Sbarbaro. P. Morgavi ( Translator), Natalia Nebel (Translator). French and Italian. Research output.

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Liquidazione, Ribet Turin, Italy Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. An Encyclopedia of World Literature critic noted that “some of Sbarbaro’s most convincing moments occur in connection with the themes of familial relationships his father and sister.

Translations published in periodicals, including Sipario. His postwar writings include the volume Trucioli, favorably reviewed camilo Ligurian poet Eugenio Montalewho may have influenced his work.

SBARBARO, Camillo 1888-1967

Sbarbaro’s refusal to camilllo a party card earned him the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes of Trucioli. Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani Milan, Italy Sbarbaro published his first poems in while he was working as a clerk for the Ilva industrial conglomerate, having left school to support his family. His insistence on accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany.

Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation. The sense of isolation, resentment toward his family and job entrapment led Sbarbaro to seek escape in Genoa’s taverns and brothels.

Poems n. 2 and 10 from Pianissimo () by Camillo Sbarbaro — Northwestern Scholars

Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of letters. Pianissimo earned Sbarbaro a niche in twentieth-century Italian literature and also distinguished him from his contemporaries, the Ligurian poets of the literary journal Riviera Ligure, whose introversion he shared but whose self-consciousness and worldliness he rejected.


Contributed to various literary journals, including La Voce. Afterward, he settled in Genoa to teach Greek and Latin and began several important translations of French and classical authors. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Rosetta Di Pace-Jordan wrote in Dictionary of Literary Biography that during this time “the Italian cultural and literary scene was divided into two camps: Hobbies and other interests: In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what drives human behavior.

This situation, and his pessimism, paralleled that of Franz Kafkawho just then was slaving away as a clerk in Prague. Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, Italy Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici.

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Sophocles, Antigone, Bompiani Milan, Italy Home Arts Educational magazines Sbarbaro, Camillo It also cost him a teaching job at the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Modern Language Association http: He remained in seclusion during most of Mussolini’s fascist pianisssimo, writing and studying botany. The appearance of Sbarbaro’s first volume of poetry was followed by contributions of verse and essay for La Voce camill Lacerba, two prominent periodicals of the day.

Sbarbaro achieved an international reputation for studying and collecting lichens, which he purchased extensively in Europe and America.


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Pianissimo is sprinkled with references to lonely nocturnal walks through an oppressive urban world of apathy and alienation. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. A childhood marked by his mother’s death from tuberculosis and his father’s ill health framed Camillo Sbarbaro’s acute sense puanissimo alienation. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume The lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man is imprisoned within his own consciousness.

Poems n. 2 and 10 from Pianissimo (1914) by Camillo Sbarbaro

His Fuochi fatui, his most significant works during this period, exhibits a tragic vision which continued to isolate him. Un campionario del mondo, Vallecchi Florence, Italypianiszimo L’opera in versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy James Press Detroit, MI Shying away from literary circles, he did remain close to certain lifelong friends, including poet Angelo Barile, who helped Sbarbaro publish his work.

His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees. The slim volume of verse Pianissimo, for which Sbarbaro is best known contains the lyric, “Taci, anima stanca di goder” “Be still my soul, weary of pleasure”.