Ignazio Buttitta

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Birthday
19, 1899
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 5, 1997 (97)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1899
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 5, 1997 (97)

About

Twentieth-century Sicilian dialect poet known for Lingua e dialettu and other works. For a work entitled Io faccio il poeta, he received the 1972 Viareggio Prize.

Before Fame

He fought in World War I and published his first two poetry collections, Sintimintali and Marabedda, during the 1920s.

Trivia

He was a member of the Italian Socialist Party and was imprisoned by the World War II-era Fascist regime.

Family Life

He was born into a poor family in Bagheria. He died in 1997, at the age of ninety-seven.

Associated With

He and Alda Merini were both twentieth-century Italian poets.

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