Caproni, Giorgio

Caproni, Giorgio

▪ Italian poet
born Jan. 7, 1912, Livorno, Italy
died Jan. 22, 1990, Rome

      Italian poet whose extensive body of work was largely collected in Tutti le poesie (1983; “All the Poems”).

      Caproni grew up in Livorno and Genoa, eventually settling in Rome in 1939, where he taught elementary school. His steady poetic output was briefly interrupted by his service in World War II, an experience recorded in Giorni aperti (1942; “Clear Days”). His first three volumes of verse—Come un'allegoria (1936; “Like an Allegory”), Ballo a Fontanigorda (1938; “Dance in Fontanigorda”), and Finzioni (1942; “Fictions”)—contain youthful, naturalistic poems.

      After World War II, Caproni published Il passaggio di Enea (1956; “The Passage of Aeneas”), an existential look at the effects of the war; notable poems include the title piece and “Stanze della funicolare” (“Stanzas of the Funicular”), which was originally published in 1952. His style showed maturity in Il seme del piangere (1959; “The Seed of Crying”), a nostalgic volume of verse about his mother. Foremost among his later volumes of poetry, which were more oblique and despairing, were Il congedo del viaggiatore cerimonioso (1965; “The Departure of the Ceremonious Traveler”), Il muro della terra (1975; “The Wall of the Earth”), Il franco cacciatore (1982; “The Free Shooter”), and the posthumously published Res amissa (1991; “The Lost Thing”).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Caproni, Giorgio — (Livorno 1912 Roma 1990) poeta, narratore e traduttore, protagonista assoluto del Novecento collab./opere: “La Fiera letteraria”, “Il Mondo”, “Semestre”, “Critica d’Oggi”, “Paragone”, “Almanacco dello Specchio”, “Il Fuoco”, “Stagione”, “Erba… …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • CAPRONI (G.) — CAPRONI GIORGIO (1912 1990) Giorgio Caproni naît le 7 janvier 1912 à Livourne (Toscane) et meurt le 22 janvier 1990 à Rome. C’est Gênes, où il vécut de 1922 à 1938, qui demeure la métropole idéale du poète: la ville est en effet le centre d’une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Giorgio Caproni — (né le 7 janvier 1912 à Livourne mort le 22 janvier 1990 à Rome) est un écrivain et poète italien. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Œuvres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Giorgio Caproni — (Livorno, January 7, 1912 January 22, 1990) was an Italian poet, literary critic and translator, especially from the French.Caproni left Livorno at the age of ten to complete his primary studies in Genoa, where he studied first music, then… …   Wikipedia

  • Caproni Ca.60 — DIe Caproni Ca.60 (inoffiziell auch Capronissimo oder Noviplano genannt) war ein italienisches Riesen Flugboot von 1921, auch Caproni Triple Triplane genannt. Nach dem ersten Weltkrieg übernahm der Italiener Giovanni Battista Caproni das in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Caproni Ca.309 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ca.309 Ghibli Tipo reconocimiento / transporte / bombardero ligero Fabricante Caproni …   Wikipedia Español

  • Caproni Trento F.5 — Caproni Trento F 5 Vue de l avion Type Entrainement Motorisation Moteur 1 Turbomeca Palas de 150 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Giorgio Bàrberi Squarotti — (né en 1929 à Turin) est un poète, un universitaire et un critique littéraire italien, considéré comme l un des plus importants de l époque contemporaine[1]. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Œuvres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Italian literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Italian language that had its beginnings in the 13th century. Until that time nearly all literary work composed in the Middle Ages was written in Latin. Moreover, it was predominantly… …   Universalium

  • Regia Aeronautica — Insignia applied with a decal on the tail of the Règia Aeronautica aircraft (reconstruction) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.