Salvatore Di Giacomo

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Salvatore Di Giacomo
BirthplaceNaples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Giacomo, Salvatore di


Bora Mar. 12, 1860, in Naples; died there Apr. 4, 1934. Italian writer.

Di Giacomo wrote primarily in the Neapolitan dialect. His poems and prose works lyrically and at the same time truthfully depict the life of the Neapolitan poor—its dramas and passions. Many of his poems have been set to music by Italian songwriters, including L. Denza and F. P. Tosti, and have achieved great popularity, for example, “Marechiaro.” In his collection Neapolitan Stories (1914) and his plays Maria’s Month (1900) and Assunta Spina, Di Giacomo portrays everyday life and mores with a profound sympathy for the unfortunate.


Opere, 5th ed., vols. 1-2. Milan-Verona [1959].
In Russian translation:
“Novelly.” In ltalïanskie novelly. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.


Lunacharskii, A. V. “Neapolitanskii teatr.” In O teatre i dramaturgii, vol. 2. Moscow, 1958.
Pasolini, P. P. Introduzione a poesia dialettale del Novecento. Parma, 1952.
Rossi, S. S. Di Giacomo. [Catania, 1968].


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Epilogue to one golden age or prologue to another, Seicento Naples lacks the musical reputation of Venice and Rome, despite the best efforts of such giants of the past century as Salvatore di Giacomo, Benedetto Croce, and Ulisse Prota-Giurleo.
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She used to recite the poetry of Salvatore Di Giacomo, which was very easy to do in those days, since he's the poet out of whose beautiful little poems Paolo Tosti wrote his incomparable songs.