Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale
Eugenio Montale was born October 12 in 1896 in Genoa, the son of a merchant. In his youth, Eugenio dreamed of becoming a singer and singing lessons. But the First World War, and he went to the front. He fought infantry officer in the Austrian front.

In 1922 Eugenio Montale was involved in the creation of the short-lived literary magazine, began writing in Genoa magazines and newspapers. In the mid-1920s, he worked in a Florentine publishing house, and then became the director of the famous research library Gabinetto Vese, but in 1938, due to the refusal to join the Nazi army was fired.

In 1943 Eugenio Montale's poetry have been illegally taken abroad, and there are published. After the war, Montale moved to Milan, where he worked as a literary editor, music critic and journalist generalist in a leading Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera".

In 1967, for services to the Italian culture Montale was named senator for life. In 1975 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. On the poems of Montale wrote music Italian composer Goffredo Petrassi.

Eugenio Montale died in Milan 12 September in 1981.