Ungaretti and Montale
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This paper discusses two twentieth century poets and looks at what their works say of existentialism. The two poets discussed are Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, of whom John Pilling writes, "Only two modern Italian poets, Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, have had a profound impact throughout Europe." The writer points out that both poets show an authenticity in their work that emerges from their own inner life and that also demonstrates the artist struggling to find meaning in a world that blocks much meaning and that ultimately leads only to death and a form of negation.
From the Paper:"Existentialism was a highly influential philosophy in literature in the twentieth century. Two of the leading figures in the movement in France were also literary lights of the time, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, and a number of other European writers also show the influence of this philosophy on their work. Two important Italian poets fit into this category, these being Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, of whom John Pilling writes, "Only two modern Italian poets, Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, have had a profound impact throughout Europe". Giuseppe Ungaretti was both in Egypt of Tuscan parents, and he was schooled in the best French tradition and wrote his first poems in French."
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