Collection: Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale (1896–1981) was an Italian writer, editor, and translator. Born in Genoa, Montale trained to be an opera singer in his youth, but following his service in World War I and the death of his voice teacher, he turned his focus to poetry. Upon publishing his first book, Cuttlefish Bones, in 1925, he was received by critics as an original and experimental poet during a time of upheaval in the Italian lyric tradition. He later became the chief literary critic for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera and published a range of poetry and prose works, among them The Occasions and The Storm and Other Things. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.
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