Tozzi, Federigo

Tozzi, Federigo

(fādārē`gō tôt`tsē), 1883–1920, Italian novelist. He was a follower of VergaVerga, Giovanni
, 1840–1922, Italian novelist, b. Sicily. He abandoned the study of law for literature and wrote several novels of passion in the style of the French realists. His later works, written in a different style, are marked by simplicity and strict accuracy.
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 and D'AnnunzioD'Annunzio, Gabriele
1863–1938, Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, and soldier, b. Pescara. He went to Rome in 1881 and there began his literary career. Considered by some to be the greatest Italian poet since Dante, he expressed in many of his works the desire to live in
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 but, unlike D'Annunzio, became concerned with moral problems. His novels, bitter and dispassionate, are powerfully written; outstanding are Tre croci (1920, tr. Three Crosses, 1921) and Il podere [the farm] (1921). His other works include short stories, plays, and verse.
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5) Si cita dai testo dei Ricordi di un impiegato contenuto nel Meridiano Tozzi, Federigo.
Considering his scant presence in translation, and extended absence from the canon of his motherland, one might claim Tozzi is undiscovered--a neglected genius--that an ungrateful Italy, too fascinated by Futurism and Fascism, buried him in the dusty stacks of regional writers, landscape letters: TOZZI, Federigo (1883-1920), see Siena, Sienese writers, Tuscany, dialect.