Giuseppe Ungaretti





Giuseppe Ungaretti

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born
in Alexandria, Egypt
February 08, 1888

died
June 02, 1970

gender
male

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Giuseppe Ungaretti was an Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist, critic and academic. A leading representative of the experimental trend known as ermetismo, 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").

During the interwar period, Ungaretti was a collaborator of Benito Mussolini (whom he met during his socialist accession), as well as a foreign-based correspondent for Il Popolo d'Italia and La Gazzetta del Popolo. While briefly associated with...more


Average rating: 4.35 · 390 ratings · 23 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
Vita d'un uomo - Tutte le p...
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1966 — 12 editions
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Selected Poems
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 68 ratings5 editions
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Il porto sepolto
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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L'allegria
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1931 — 3 editions
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Poesie
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1996
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Sentimento del tempo
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1933 — 2 editions
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37 poesie
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1996
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Cien Poemas Escogidos - G. ...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2009
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Dolor, El
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2000
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Dzień po dniu | Giorno per ...
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More books by Giuseppe Ungaretti…
“He rests in the graveyard of Ivry
a suburb that always
looks like the day
the carnival comes down.
And perhaps only I
still know
that he was alive”.”
Giuseppe Ungaretti

“With my wolf's hunger
I haul my lamb's body
down like a sail

I am like
the wretched boat
and the lascivious sea”
Giuseppe Ungaretti, Selected Poems

“M'Illumino D'Immenso - I flood myself with the light of the immense. ”
Giuseppe Ungaretti

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