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Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese

 Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese (9 September 1908, Santo Stefano Belbo-27 August 1950,Turin) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country. As a young man of letters, Pavese had a particular interest in English-language literature, graduating from the University of Turin with a thesis on the poetry of Walt Whitman. Among his mentors at the university was Leone Ginzburg, expert on Russian literature and literary critic, husband of the writer Natalia Ginzburg and father of the future historian Carlo Ginzburg. In those years, Pavese translated both classic and recent American and British authors that were then new to the Italian public.Pavese moved in antifascist circles. In 1935 he was arrested and convicted for having letters from a political prisoner. After a few months in prison he was sent into "confino", internal exile in Southern Italy, the commonly used sentence for those guilty of lesser political crimes.Pavese was living in Rome when he was called up into the fascist army, but because of his asthma he spent six months in a military hospital. When he returned to Turin, German troops occupied the streets and most of his friends had left to fight as partisans.Towards the end of his life, he would frequently visit Le Langhe, the area where he was born, where he found great solace. He won the Strega Prize for La Bella Estate. Depression, the failure of a brief love affair with the actress Constance Dowling, to whom his last novel was dedicated, and political disillusionment led him to his suicide by an overdose of barbiturates.

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