Giovanni Marradi

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For the New Age musician, see Giovanni Marradi (musician).
Giovanni Marradi, 1888

Giovanni Marradi (1852–1922) was an Italian poet born at Livorno and educated at Pisa and Florence. At the latter place he started with others a short-lived review, the Nuovi Goliardi, which made some literary sensation. He became a teacher at various colleges, and eventually an educational inspector in Massa Carrara. He was much influenced by Carducci, and became known not only as a critic but as a charming descriptive poet, his principal volumes of verse being Canzone moderne (1870), Fantasie marnie (1881), Canzoni e fantasie (1853), Ricordi lirici (1884), Poesie (1887), Nuovi canti (1891) and Ballati moderne (1895).

He is the great-grandfather of the new-age musician Giovanni Marradi.

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