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Arturo Graf (1848–1913)

Graf, Arturo (gräf). An Italian poet, historian of literature, and critic; born in Athens, of German parentage in 1848; died in 1913. His youth was spent in Romania; he studied law at Naples; became a tutor at the University of Rome in 1874, and in 1882 professor of literature at Turin. ‘Poems’ (1874), light in spirit and substance, ‘Medusa,’ a somewhat heavy tragedy, and other volumes of verse have earned him a place among modern Italian poets. In prose he is a master when dealing with ‘The Origin of the Modern Drama,’ ‘Historical Literature and its Methods,’ and ‘The Legend of the Terrestrial Paradise.’