Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo

August 20, 1901 – June 14, 1968

Salvatore Quasimodo (salvaˈtoːre kwaˈziːmodo; August 20, 1901 – June 14, 1968) was a Sicilian novelist and poet. In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our own times". Along with Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, he is one of the foremost Italian poets of the 20th century.