Antonio Fogazzaro

Antonio Fogazzaro


Born
in Vicenza, Italy
March 25, 1842

Died
March 07, 1911


Fogazzaro was born in Vicenza to a rich family.

In 1864 he got a law degree in Turin. In Milan he followed the scapigliatura movement.

In 1869 he was back in Vicenza to work as lawyer, but he left this path very soon to write books full time.

In his works one finds a constant conflict between sense of duty and passions, faith and reason. In some cases this brings the tormented soul of characters into mystic experiences. Arguably his masterpiece was Piccolo Mondo Antico (variously titled in English translations as The Patriot or as Little World of the Past). This well written novel is set in his beloved Valsolda on Lake Lugano, Italy, in the 1850s. It has delightful evocations of the landscape, and strong characterizations which reveal the inne
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Piccolo mondo antico

3.35 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 1895 — 21 editions
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Malombra

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3.45 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1881 — 53 editions
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Piccolo mondo moderno

2.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1901 — 8 editions
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The Saint

2.76 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1905 — 46 editions
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Daniele Cortis: Romanzo (1906)

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Eden Anto

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Il Mistero del Poeta

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1900 — 11 editions
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Il dolore nell'arte

2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Leila

2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1910 — 17 editions
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Miranda

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“Era l'ora che turba il cuore; quell'ora in cui, mancando la luce, le cose e le anime si sentono libere, quasi, da una vigilanza fastidiosa; i monti paiono coricarsi a grande agio sul piano, le campagne dilagano sopra i villaggi e casali, le ombre pigliano corpo, i corpi sfumano in ombra, nel cuore umano affondano le impressioni, i pensieri del presente, e vien su un movimento confuso di ricordanze lontane, di fantasmi che inteneriscono e fanno sospirare in silenzio.”
Antonio Fogazzaro, Malombra

“Neppure un atomo si moveva, nel silenzio grave della notte.”
Antonio Fogazzaro, Malombra

“Mi affretto di dirti che aspetto la luna.”
Antonio Fogazzaro, Malombra

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