Carducci, Giosue

(1835–1907)
   A poet who led Italian letters back to the classical tradition and away from the romanticism of Giacomo Leopardi, Carducci was born in Lucca (Tuscany) but spent almost all of his working life as a professor of rhetoric at Bologna University. In 1901, Carducci republished his life’s work in a sixvolume edition. The poems that have best withstood the test of time were published between 1861 and 1887. The most famous, perhaps, is “ASatana” (“Hymn to Satan,” 1862), in which he vaunted atheism and rationalism at the expense of all transcendental philosophies, German idealism, as much as traditional Catholicism, although he was a fierce anticlerical. In 1876, he was elected to Parliament as a republican but never took his seat. In his latter years, however, his views became less intransigent and radical and became tinged with nationalism and a sense of Italian cultural superiority (he supported, for instance, Italy’s colonial wars). By the 1890s, he was a popular national institution. Nominated to the Senate in 1900, in 1906, he, together with Camillo Golgi, who won the prize for medicine the same year, became the first Italian to win the Nobel prize. When he died in Bologna the following year, his funeral was attended by huge crowds.
   See also Literature.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy. . 2007.

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  • Carducci, Giosuè — Car·duc·ci (kär do͞oʹchē), Giosuè. 1835 1907. Italian poet considered the national poet of modern Italy. He won the 1906 Nobel Prize for literature. * * * born July 27, 1835, Val di Castello, near Lucca, Tuscany died Feb. 16, 1907, Bologna, Italy …   Universalium

  • Carducci, Giosuè — ► (1835 1907) Escritor y poeta italiano. Fue premio Nobel de Literatura en 1906. Concebía la poesía como un retorno a la tradición clásica. Su poesía llega a la madurez en Nuevas rimas (1861 87) y Odas bárbaras (1877 89). * * * (27 jul. 1835, Val …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • CARDUCCI, GIOSUE —    an Italian poet and critic; author of Hymn to Satan, Odi Barbari, Commentaries on Petrarch, &c.; b. 1837 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Carducci, Giosuè — (Valdicastello, Lucca 1835 Bologna 1907) poeta; filologo, storico della letteratura e saggista, protagonista assoluto delle lettere italiane; premio Nobel 1906 …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • Giosue Carducci — Giosuè Carducci Giosuè Carducci Pour les articles homonymes, voir Carducci. Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci est un poète italien né à Valdicastello, un hameau de Pi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Giosuè Carducci — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Carducci. Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci est un poète italien né à Valdicastello, un hameau de Pietrasanta, le 27 jui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Giosue Carducci — Giosuè Carducci Giosuè Carducci (Pseudonym: Enotrio Romano; * 27. Juli 1835 in Valdicastello, heute Pietrasanta, Toskana; † 16. Februar 1907 in Bologna) war ein italienischer Dichter, Redner und Literaturhistoriker. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Carducci — Giosuè Carducci Giosuè Carducci (Pseudonym: Enotrio Romano; * 27. Juli 1835 in Valdicastello, heute Pietrasanta, Toskana; † 16. Februar 1907 in Bologna) war ein italienischer Dichter, Redner und Literaturhistoriker. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Giosuè Carducci — Nombre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Carducci — is a common Italian surname and may refer to:* Bartolomeo Carducci (1560 1610), Florentine artist * Vincenzo Carducci (1568 1638), Florentine artist and brother of Bartolomeo Carducci * Giosuè Carducci (1835 1907), Italian poet * Joe Carducci,… …   Wikipedia

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