Literature and Writers

Great Italian Writers and Literature
Dante Alighieri - Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker and one of the great figures of world literature.

Giosue' Carducci - Giosue' Carducci (July 27, 1835 near Lucca, February 16, 1907) was an Italian poet, one of Italy's greatest, and a teacher.

Giacomo Leopardi - Giacomo Leopardi, Count (June 29, 1798 June 14, 1837)

Giovanni Boccaccio - Giovanni Boccaccio (June 16, 1313 December 21, 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch.

Luigi Pirandello - Luigi Pirandello was born in 1867 in Girgenti (now Agrigento) on the island of Sicily.

Alessandro Manzoni - Manzoni, Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio (1785-1873), Italian novelist, poet, and playwright, born in Milan.

Salvatore Quasimodo - Quasimodo, Salvatore (1901-1968), Italian poet and critic, born in Modica, Sicily. He began to write while working as a civil engineer. By 1938 he had published five books of poems.

Niccolo' Machiavelli - Machiavelli, Niccol (1469-1527), Italian historian, statesman, and political philosopher, whose amoral, but influential writings on statecraft have turned his name into a synonym for cunning and duplicity.