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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Fifteen poems from Pianissimo (1914) by Camillo Sbarbaro

His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees. It also cost him a teaching job at the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa. Sbarbaro’s refusal to carry a party card earned pianssimo the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes of Trucioli.

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. Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Shying away from literary circles, he did remain close to certain lifelong friends, including poet Angelo Barile, who helped Sbarbaro publish his work.

Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of letters. 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: Sophocles, Antigone, Bompiani Milan, Italy 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

His insistence on accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Liquidazione, Ribet Turin, Italy The appearance of Sbarbaro’s first volume of poetry was followed by contributions of verse and essay for La Voce and Lacerba, two prominent periodicals of the day.

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Hobbies and other interests: 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. Afterward, he settled in Genoa to teach Greek and Latin and began several important translations of French and classical authors.

Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. He remained in seclusion during most of Mussolini’s fascist regime, writing and studying botany. This situation, and his pessimism, paralleled that of Franz Kafkawho just then was slaving away as a clerk in Prague. In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what drives human behavior.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. His postwar writings include the volume Trucioli, favorably reviewed by Ligurian poet Eugenio Montalewho may have influenced his work. Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani Milan, Italy Contributed to various literary journals, including La Voce.


The lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man is imprisoned within his own consciousness. Home Arts Educational magazines Sbarbaro, Camillo Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, Italy L’opera in versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy A childhood marked by his mother’s death from tuberculosis and his father’s ill health framed Camillo Sbarbaro’s acute sense of alienation.

Sbarbaro achieved an international reputation for studying and collecting lichens, which he purchased extensively in Europe and America. His Fuochi fatui, his most significant works during this period, exhibits a tragic vision which continued to isolate him. An Encyclopedia of World Literature critic noted that “some of Sbarbaro’s most convincing moments occur in connection with the themes of familial relationships camilloo father and sister.

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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 Sbarbar http: Un campionario del mondo, Vallecchi Florence, Italy 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.

Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici.

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