Andrea Zanzotto (2341 words)

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Andrea Zanzotto is one of the most important Italian poets of the second half of the twentieth century, who is still very active at the beginnings of the twenty-first. A figure of European and international stature, his intellectual concerns combine the global and the local. His poetry, however, is firmly rooted in his native Veneto, an area that has undergone a rapid and chaotic transformation from an agricultural and artisanal economy to one based on industry, tourism and consumerism. While for over six decades his work has been marked by dramatic stylistic shifts, it has remained faithful to a central core of thematic issues, primarily landscape, language, and identity. His writing is known for its stylistic inventiveness, its …

Citation: Welle, John Patrick. "Andrea Zanzotto". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 August 2010 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12566, accessed 17 May 2022.]

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