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Giosuè Carducci (1835–1907)

Carducci, Giosué (kär-dö’chi). A distinguished Italian poet and philologist; born at Valdicastello, Tuscany, July 27, 1835; died on Feb. 15, 1907. He was made professor of Italian literature in the University of Bologna in 1860. He had previously written essays on the history of literature; and a small volume of lyrics, ‘Rimes’ (1857). But his poetical genius is better shown in the collections of his fugitive pieces published a little later: ‘Serious Trifles’ and ‘The Decennials.’ His ‘Hymn to Satan’ (1863), published under the pseudonym ‘Enotrio Romano,’ made an extraordinary impression, and was formally defended in ‘Satan and Satanic Polemics’ (1879). The breadth and range of his genius, as well as his mastery of poetic form, are seen in the ‘Poems of Enotrio Romano’ (1871); ‘New Poems’ (1873); ‘Iambics and Epodes’; ‘New Rimes.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).