Italian writers

Oriana Fallaci: a Tuscan journalist in New York
Friday, October 28TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Oriana Fallaci: a Tuscan journalist in New York Oriana Fallaci  was a famous Italian journalist born in Florence in June 29th,1929. She became famous thanks to the cultural and intellectual contribution she gave in the course of her life and also after her death, which took place in September 15th...
Italian Writers
Friday, November 12TH, 2010 by
Nicola Zingarelli ( writer of the most famous Italian Dictionary ) Italy has a long history of writers. We could go back in time as far as ancient Rome to find the seeds of what millennia later would grow in Italian writing. Actually, the history of literature in Italy is, as it's evident, heavily...
Dante Alighieri
Monday, September 08TH, 2008 by
Dante Alighieri Described by many as a living canvas and mainly known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, sophisticated Florence is impressive with its grand palaces, beautiful churches and priceless art collections. It is not for nothing that Florence epitomizes the wealth and extravagance...
Francesco Berni
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
"Who steals a bugle-horn, a ring, a steed,Or such like worthless thing, has some discretion;'Tis petty larceny: not such his deedWho robs us of our fame, our best possession."- Orlando Innamorata (canto LV) Francesco Berni Francesco Berni (1497-1536), was the founder of Bernesque Poetry, a serio-...
Vittorio Alfieri
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
Vittorio Alfieri The life of Vittorio Alfieri has been a subject of controversy for many years. Some attribute his immense success as a writer to his wealth, claiming his work was stark and only touched the surface. Others view Alfieri's work as pure genius, believing his dramatic style gave way...
Manzoni
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
Alessandro Manzoni is an Italian poet and novelist best known for his lyric poem Il Cinque Maggio, which is an ode on the death of Napoleon, and his novel I promessi sposi or translated as The Betrothed. Manzoni was born in Milan on March 7, 1785 to Pietro Manzoni and Donna Giulia. His father...
Boccaccio
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
BoccaccioThe Influences of Shakespeare and Chaucer Before William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer, there was the man who both inspired and influenced much of their work: Giovanni Boccaccio. Boccaccio composed ground-breaking literary works during his lifetime that built the foundation for...
Petrarca Part II
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
"In my younger days I struggled constantly with an overwhelming but pure love affair - my only one, and I would have struggled with it longer had not premature death, bitter but salutary for me, extinguished the cooling flames. I certainly wish I could say that I have always been entirely free from...
Petrarca Part I
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
Francesco Petrarca statue in ItalyFrancesco Petrarca Francesco Petrarca is one of the most famous figures in Italian literature. Widely known today as Francis Petrarch, he became an innovative scholar, poet, and humanist that influenced literature for centuries. Petrarca has been admired for his...
Dante Alighieri
Wednesday, August 20TH, 2008 by
Dante's Passionately Written Books and his Life Dante Alighieri Dante was born in 1268 in Florence, Italy to a prestigious and powerful family. While still young his mother passed away, leaving the vulnerable boy in the capable and steady hands of his father Alighiero II. He took great pains in...

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