Luigi Capuana


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Capuana, Luigi

 

Born May 28, 1839, in Mineo, Catania Province, Sicily; died Nov. 29, 1915, in Catania. Italian critic and writer.

Capuana was a professor of Italian literature at the Pedagogic Institute in Rome and, from 1902, at the University of Catania. An adherent of the verismo literary movement, he expounded its theoretical program in Essays on Modem Literature (1879–82) and On Art (1885). Strongly influenced by French naturalism, Capuana insisted that Italian literature have a national character and originality. Capuana depicted Italian provincial life in his literary works: the collection of short stories The Peasant Women (1894) and the novel The Marquis of Roccaverdina (1901).

WORKS

In Russian translation:
[Novelty. ] In the collection ItaVianskie novelty, 1860–1914. Introduction by B. G. Reizov. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.

REFERENCES

Madrignani, C. A. Capuana e il naturalismo, Bari, 1970.
Raya, G. Bibliografa di L. Capuana (1839–1968). Rome, 1969.
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