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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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.

His insistence piankssimo accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany.

In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what drives human behavior. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Sbarbaro’s refusal to carry a party card earned him the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes sbarbato Trucioli.

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A childhood marked by his mother’s death from tuberculosis and his father’s ill health framed Camillo Sbarbaro’s acute sense of alienation. It also cost him a teaching job at the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa. The lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man is imprisoned within his own consciousness.

Modern Language Association http: His Fuochi fatui, his most significant works during this period, exhibits a tragic vision which continued to isolate him.


Un campionario del mondo, 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. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani Milan, Italy Sbarbaro achieved an international reputation for studying and collecting lichens, which he purchased extensively in Europe and America.

L’opera in versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of sbarbrao.

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. The sense of isolation, resentment toward his family and job entrapment led Sbarbaro to seek escape in Genoa’s taverns and brothels.

SBARBARO, Camillo 1888-1967

Afterward, he settled in Genoa to teach Greek and Latin and began several important translations of French and classical authors. Hobbies and other interests: Pianissimo is sprinkled with references to lonely nocturnal walks through an oppressive urban world of apathy and 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.

Liquidazione, Ribet Turin, Italy Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, Italy 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.


This situation, and his pessimism, paralleled that of Franz Kafkawho just then was slaving away as a clerk in Prague. The slim volume damillo verse Pianissimo, for which Sbarbaro is best known contains the lyric, “Taci, anima stanca di goder” “Be still my soul, weary of pleasure”.


Pianissimo earned Sbarbaro a niche in twentieth-century Italian literature and also distinguished him sbxrbaro his contemporaries, the Ligurian poets of the literary journal Riviera Ligure, whose introversion he shared but whose self-consciousness and worldliness he rejected. Translations published in periodicals, including Sipario.

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Poems n. 2 and 10 from Pianissimo () by Camillo Sbarbaro — Northwestern Scholars

Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation. Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici.

His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees.