Luigi Mercantini

Mercantini, Luigi

 

Born Sept. 20, 1821, in Ripatransone, Marche region; died Nov. 17, 1872, in Palermo. Italian poet.

Mercantini took part in the Revolution of 1848-49 and was an ardent supporter of G. Garibaldi. His revolutionary and romantic lyric poetry, which first appeared in 1848, is highly emotional. Mercantini’s ballad The Woman Reaper From Sapri (1857) was translated into Russian prose by A. I. Herzen in his My Past and Thoughts (ch. 37); his “Garibaldi’s Hymn” (1860) was translated into Russian by L. Mei as “The Italian National Anthem” (1862).

WORKS

Poesie. [Rome] 1921.

REFERENCES

Poluiakhtova, I. K. Istoriia itaVianskoi literatury XIX veka: Epokha Risordzhimento. Moscow, 1970, pp. 150-51.
Storia della letteratura italiana, vol. 7. [Milan, 1969.] Page 1037.
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Ma dal libro emerge una tragica coerenza fra il pensiero di Pisacane e la disperata impresa di Sapri, in cui i "trecento giovani e forti" (dalla strofa della famosa La spigolatrice di Sapri di Luigi Mercantini) puntavano alla ribellione dei contadini contro il Regno borbonico per conquistare il Sud alla causa risorgimentale.