Cesare Pascarella

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Cesare Pascarella.

Cesare Pascarella (28 April 1858 - 8 May 1940), was an Italian dialect poet and a painter. He was appointed to the Royal Academy of Italy in 1930.

Pascarella was born in Rome and initially was a painter. His literary activity began in 1881 with the publication of sonnets in Romanesco dialect. In the same period he made friends with Gabriele D'Annunzio. He made a series of journeys through Africa, India and the Americas in 1882–1885. On his return to Rome he published the collection Villa Glori, who was hailed as a masterwork by Giosuè Carducci. Also well received was the imaginative La scoperta dell'America (1893).

In 1905 Pascarella began Storia nostra, a history of Rome which was planned as a sequence of 350 sonnets, but was left unfinished after 270 had been written.

He founded in 1904 with other artists, among which Giuseppe Ferrari, the group "XXV della campagna romana".[1]


  • Er morto de campagna (1881, sonnets)
  • La serenata (1883, sonnets)
  • Er fattaccio (1884, sonnets)
  • Villa Glori (1886, sonnets)
  • Cose der monno (1887)
  • L'allustra scarpe (1887, philosophy)
  • La scoperta dell'America (1893, sonnets)
  • I sonetti (1900, sonnets)
  • Le prose (1920, prose works)
  • Viaggio in Ciociaria (1920)

Posthumous publications:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ M. C. Cola, Giuseppe Ferrari, in Dizionario biografico degli italiani Treccani, volume 46, 1996.
  • Rendina, Claudio (2000). Enciclopedia di roma. Rome: Newton & Compton.