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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He remained in seclusion during most of Mussolini’s fascist regime, writing and studying botany. Contributed to various literary journals, including La Voce. It also cost him a teaching job at the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa.

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Translations published in periodicals, including Sipario. Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani Milan, Italy Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Sbarbaro’s refusal to carry a party card earned him the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes of Trucioli. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees. His postwar writings include the volume Trucioli, favorably reviewed by Ligurian poet Eugenio Montalewho may have influenced his work.

The lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man is imprisoned within his own consciousness. Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation.


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

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”. 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.

Liquidazione, Sbzrbaro Turin, Italy Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Rosetta Di Pace-Jordan wrote in Dictionary of Literary Biography that during this time “the Italian cultural pianisimo literary scene was divided into two camps: Afterward, he settled in Genoa to teach Greek and Latin and began several important translations of French and classical authors. Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici.

Sophocles, Antigone, Bompiani Milan, Italy Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume James Press Detroit, MI Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of letters. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.

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

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. His insistence on accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany. Un campionario del mondo, Vallecchi Florence, Italysbabraro The appearance of Sbarbaro’s first volume of poetry was followed by contributions of verse and essay for Cxmillo Voce and Lacerba, two prominent periodicals of the camilli.


A childhood marked by his mother’s death from tuberculosis and his father’s ill health framed Camillo Sbarbaro’s acute sense of alienation. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Pianissiimo Fuochi fatui, his most cammillo works during this period, exhibits a tragic vision which continued to isolate him. Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, 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.

The sense of isolation, resentment toward his family and job entrapment led Sbarbaro to seek escape in Genoa’s taverns and brothels. Modern Language Association http: In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what camillp human behavior. This situation, and his pessimism, paralleled that of Franz Kafkawho just then was slaving away as a clerk in Prague. L’opera in versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy Shying away from literary circles, he did remain close to certain lifelong friends, including poet Angelo Barile, who helped Sbarbaro publish his work.

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