Giosue Carducci

(1835-1907 / Italy)

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Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci (July 27, 1835 – February 16, 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy . In 1906 he became the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He was born in Valdicastello (part of Pietrasanta), a small town in the northwest corner of Tuscany in Province of Lucca.... more »

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Hymn To Satan

To you, creation’s
mighty principle,
matter and spirit
reason and sense

Whilst the wine
sparkles in cups
like the soul
in the eye

Whilst earth and
sun exchange
their smiles and
words of love

And shudders
from their secret embrace run down
from the mountains, and
the plain throbs with new life

To you my daring
verses are unleashed,
you I invoke, O Satan
monarch of the feast.

Put aside your sprinkler,
priest, and your litanies!
No, priest, Satan
does not retreat!

Behold! Rust
erodes ...

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