Guido Gozzano (767 words)

Cristina Della Coletta (University of Virginia)
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Guido Gozzano was born on December 19, 1883, in Turin, Italy, to an upper-middle- class family. His father, Fausto, was an engineer, and his mother, Diodata, was the daughter of Senator Massimo Mautino, a patriot who had supported Giuseppe Mazzini and Massimo D’Azeglio during the process of Italian unification. Though he enrolled in the Facoltà di giurisprudenza (Law School) at the University of Turin, Gozzano never earned a law degree, preferring to devote himself to literary studies and attend lectures by Arturo Graf, a renowned poet and founder of the Giornale della letteratura italiana.

Gozzano died at the age of 32 from tuberculosis, and left only two completed collections of poems: La via del …

Citation: Della Coletta, Cristina. "Guido Gozzano". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 March 2010 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12682, accessed 22 May 2022.]

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