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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Translations published in periodicals, including Sipario. 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. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

Sbarbaro achieved an international reputation cmillo studying and collecting lichens, which he purchased extensively in Europe and America.

puanissimo In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what drives human behavior. Modern Language Association http: 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.

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. Un campionario del mondo, Vallecchi Florence, Italy His insistence on accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany. He remained in seclusion during most of Mussolini’s fascist regime, writing and studying botany. Hobbies and other interests: The sense of isolation, resentment toward his family and job entrapment led Sbarbaro to seek escape in Genoa’s taverns and brothels.


Contributed to various literary journals, including La Voce. 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”.

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His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees. Sophocles, Antigone, Bompiani Milan, Italy It also cost him a teaching job pianissio the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, Italy Shying away from literary circles, he did remain close to certain lifelong friends, including poet Angelo Barile, who helped Sbarbaro publish his work. James Press Detroit, MI 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.

The lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man is imprisoned within his own consciousness.

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Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of pianisssimo.

Home Arts Educational magazines Sbarbaro, Camillo Sbarbaro’s refusal to carry a party card earned him the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes of Trucioli. Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani 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. Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici.

Liquidazione, Ribet Turin, Italy Pianissimo is sprinkled with references to lonely nocturnal walks through an oppressive urban world of apathy and alienation.

L’opera planissimo versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation. His postwar writings include the volume Trucioli, favorably reviewed by Ligurian poet Eugenio Montalewho may have influenced his work.

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