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A childhood marked canillo his mother’s death from tuberculosis and his father’s ill health framed Camillo Sbarbaro’s acute sense of alienation. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

It also cost him a teaching job at the Jesuit Istituto Arecco in Genoa. Scampoli, Vallecchi Florence, Italy Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Hobbies and other interests: In his poetry he shows an interest in understanding and accepting what drives human behavior.

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His poems abound with sensual delight in the colors of a seascape, or the “perennial spring of the olive trees. James Press Detroit, MI Aeschylus, Prometeo incatenato, Bompiani Milan, Italy Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

His postwar writings include the volume Trucioli, favorably reviewed by Ligurian poet Eugenio Montalewho may have influenced his work. 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 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.


His insistence on accurate, impartial observations suggests a connection with his lifelong interest in botany. L’opera in versi e in prosa, Garzanti Milan, Italy Letters published in periodicals, including L’Osservatore politico letterario, Resine, and Strumenti critici. 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.

Fifteen poems from Pianissimo () by Camillo Sbarbaro — Northwestern Scholars

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”. He remained in seclusion during most of Mussolini’s fascist regime, writing and studying botany.

Rosetta Di Pace-Jordan wrote cmillo Dictionary of Literary Biography that during this time “the Italian cultural and literary piahissimo was divided into two camps: The sense of isolation, resentment toward his family and job entrapment led Sbarbaro to seek escape in Genoa’s taverns and brothels.

This situation, and his pessimism, paralleled that of Franz Kafkawho just then was slaving away as a clerk in Prague.

Translations published in periodicals, including Sipario. Sbarbaro’s refusal to carry a party card earned him the censure of the Fascists, who suppressed later volumes of Trucioli.


Shying away from literary circles, he did remain close to certain lifelong friends, including poet Angelo Barile, who helped Sbarbaro publish his work. Pianissimo is sprinkled with references to lonely nocturnal walks through an oppressive urban world of apathy and alienation. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.


Contributed to various literary journals, including La Voce. Sophocles, Antigone, Bompiani Milan, Italy 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 lines reflect a conflict between a longing for beauty and joy and the dismay that man sbarvaro imprisoned within his own consciousness.

Home Arts Educational magazines Sbarbaro, Camillo Sbarbaro, the Encyclopedia of World Literature writer noted, “was never a full-time man of letters.

SBARBARO, Camillo 1888-1967

Liquidazione, Ribet Turin, Italy Sbarbaro achieved an international reputation for studying and collecting lichens, which he purchased extensively in Europe and America. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Modern Language Association http: Learn more about citation styles Acmillo styles Encyclopedia. Unlike the rather languid crepuscolari, Sbarbaro, through unsentimental self-analysis, confronts an acute crisis of dislocation.

His Fuochi fatui, his most significant works during this period, exhibits a tragic vision which continued to isolate him. Afterward, he settled in Genoa to teach Greek and Latin and began several important translations of French and classical authors.