Laureate - 1973

Eugenio Montale



He was born in Genoa on 12 October 1896 and died in Milano on 12 September 1981. Together with Ungaretti, he is the most prominent figure of the Italian Hermeticism. He was intensively working as a journalist. He wrote literature and music criticism. He was a Senator for Life in the Italian Senate. The Meditterranean in his poems is elevated to a symbol of the humanistic civilisation. He won the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1975. Bibliography: Cuttlefish Bones, 1925, The Storm and Other Things, 1956; Satura, 1971 and Diary 71 and 72, 1973.