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Eugenio Montale

Montale, Eugenio (1896–1981), Italian poet and literary critic. Recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize for literature, his books of poetry include Cuttlefish Bones (1925), The Occasions (1939), Satura (1971), and Notebook of Four Years (1977). In his writings, Montale expressed the complexity of modern life and the difficulty of achieving happiness. Montale also wrote short stories and essays, and translated English writings by Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, and William Shakespeare into Italian.

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