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Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore QuasimodoBorn: 20-Aug-1901
Birthplace: Modica, Italy
Died: 14-Jun-1968
Location of death: Naples, Italy
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Cimitero Monumentale, Milan, Italy

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Acque e terre

Father: Gaetano Quasimodo
Mother: Clotilde Ragusa
Wife: Bice Donetti (m. 1920, d.)
Wife: Maria Cumani (dancer, m. 1948, div. 1960, one son, one daughter)
Son: Sandro
Daughter: Orietta

    University: Polytechnic School, Rome
    Professor: Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1959
    Communist Party Italy (briefly, after WWII)

Author of books:
Acque e terre (1930, poetry)
Oboe sommerso (1932, poetry)
Odore di eucalyptus (1933, poetry)
Erato e Apollion (1936, poetry)
Poesie (1938, poetry)
Ed subito sera (1942, poetry)
Giorno dopo giorno (1947, poetry)
La terra impareggiabile (1958, poetry)
Tutte le poesie (1960, poetry)
Il poeta e il politico e altri saggi (1960, essays)
Scritti sul teatro (1961, criticism)
Dare e avere (1966, poetry)


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