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Luigi Capuana (1839–1915)

Capuana, Luigi (kä-pö-ä’nä). An Italian poet, novelist, and critic; born at Mineo, Sicily, May 27, 1839; died in 1915. Having devoted himself to journalism, he settled (1864) in Florence, where he wrote dramatic criticisms; from 1868 until 1877 he lived in his native town, then in Milan, again as a journalist. His best-known work is ‘Giacinta’ (1879), a naturalistic novel. Besides this he published several volumes of short stories, among them: ‘Profiles of Women’ (1881); ‘Homo’ (1883); and two collections of charming fairy tales: ‘Once upon a Time’ (1882) and ‘Fairy Land’ (1883). A curious specimen of rhythmical prose is his ‘Semi-Rhythms’ (1888), in praise of worldly joy and beauty.