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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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. Modern Language Association http: Sbarbaro’s refusal to carry a party card earned him the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes of Trucioli. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Shying away from pianissumo circles, he did remain close to certain lifelong friends, including poet Angelo Barile, who helped Sbarbaro publish his work.

Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani Milan, Italy Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

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 sbarbrao. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.

Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici. Translations published in periodicals, including Sipario. 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 is sprinkled with references to lonely nocturnal walks through an oppressive urban world of apathy and alienation.


He remained in seclusion during most of Mussolini’s fascist regime, writing and studying botany.

Fifteen poems from Pianissimo (1914) by Camillo Sbarbaro

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. His insistence on accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Contributed to various literary journals, including La Voce. Rosetta Di Pace-Jordan wrote in Dictionary of Literary Biography that during this time oianissimo Italian cultural and literary scene ;ianissimo divided into two camps: A childhood marked by his mother’s death from tuberculosis and his father’s ill health framed Camillo Sbarbaro’s acute sense of alienation.

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.

SBARBARO, Camillo 1888-1967

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. Sophocles, Antigone, Bompiani Milan, Italy The lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man is imprisoned within his pixnissimo consciousness.

Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, Italy In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what drives human behavior.

Sbarbaro achieved an international reputation for studying and collecting lichens, which he purchased extensively in Europe and America. His postwar writings include the volume Trucioli, acmillo reviewed by Ligurian poet Eugenio Montalewho may have influenced his work. The sense of isolation, resentment toward his family and job entrapment led Sbarbaro to seek escape in Genoa’s taverns and brothels.


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Un campionario del mondo, Vallecchi Florence, Italy camillp, This situation, and his pessimism, paralleled that of Franz Kafkawho just then was slaving away as a clerk in Prague.

His Fuochi fatui, his most significant works during this period, exhibits a tragic vision which continued to isolate him. Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation. James Press Detroit, MI The appearance of Sbarbaro’s first volume of poetry was followed by contributions of verse and essay for Piainssimo Voce and Lacerba, two prominent periodicals of the day.

It also cost him a teaching job at the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa.

Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Hobbies and other interests: Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of letters. His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees. L’opera in versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy Liquidazione, Ribet Turin, Italy Afterward, he settled in Genoa to teach Greek and Latin and began several important translations of French and classical authors.

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