Luigi Capuana, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Luigi Capuana

Italian journalist and writer

Date of Birth: 28-May-1839

Place of Birth: Mineo, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 29-Nov-1915

Profession: writer, journalist, literary critic, science fiction writer

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Luigi Capuana

  • Luigi Capuana (May 28, 1839 – November 29, 1915) was an Italian author and journalist and one of the most important members of the verist movement (see also verismo (literature)).
  • He was a contemporary of Giovanni Verga, both having been born in the province of Catania within a year of each other.
  • He was also one of the first Italian authors influenced by the works of Émile Zola, French author and creator of naturalism.
  • Capuana also wrote poetry in Sicilian, of which an example appears below. He was the author of plays (Garibaldi, Vanitas Vanitatum, Parodie, Semiritmi), stories (Studi sulla letteratura contemporanea, Per l'arte, Gli "ismi" contemporanei, Cronache letterarie, Il teatro italiano contemporaneo), novels (Giacinta, Marchese di Roccaverdina, La sfinge, Profumo, Rassegnazione) and various other theatrical works.

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