Iginio Ugo Tarchetti

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Iginio Ugo Tarchetti
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Born 29 June 1839 (1839-06-29)
San Salvatore Monferrato, Italy
Died 25 March 1869 (1869-03-26) (aged 29)
Milan, Italy
Occupation author, poet, journalist
Literary movement Scapigliatura

Iginio Ugo Tarchetti (Italian pronunciation: [iˈdʒinjo ˈuɡo tarˈketti]; 29 June 1839 - 25 March 1869) was an Italian author, poet, and journalist.

Born in San Salvatore Monferrato, his military career was cut short by ill health, and in 1865 he settled in Milan. Here he entered literary study, becoming part of the Scapigliatura, a literary movement animated by a spirit of rebellion against traditional culture. He worked on several newspapers and published short stories, novels, and poems. He contracted tuberculosis and died in poverty at the age of 29.

Works[edit]

  • Opere, Cappelli, Bologna, 1967.
  • Paolina, Mursia, Milano, 1994.
  • L'Amore Nell'Arte, Passigli, Firenze, 1992.
  • Racconti Fantastici + Racconti Vari, Bompiani, Milano, 1993. Translated by Lawrence Venuti as Fantastic Tales, Mercury House, San Francisco, 1992.
  • Una Nobile Follia, Mondadori, Milano, 2004.
  • Fosca, Mondadori, Milano, 1981. Translated by Lawrence Venuti as Passion, Mercury House, San Francisco, 1994. Fosca served as the basis for Ettore Scola's 1981 film Passione d'amore, and Stephen Sondheim's 1994 stage musical Passion.

References[edit]

Pireddu, Nicoletta. “Poe spoetizzato: l’esotismo tarchettiano,” in _Fantastico Poe_, ed. by R. Cagliero (Ombre Corte, 2004): 157-176.