Edoardo Sanguineti

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Edoardo Sanguineti
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Edoardo Sanguineti at a meeting in Genoa on lexicon and Open Source publications.
Member of the
Italian Chamber of Deputies
In office
15 June 1979 – 11 July 1983
Personal details
Born(1930-12-09)9 December 1930
Genoa, Kingdom of Italy
Died18 May 2010(2010-05-18) (aged 79)
Genoa, Italian Republic
Resting placeMonumental Cemetery of Staglieno[1]
Political partyItalian Communist Party
OccupationPoet, novelist, essayist, translator

Edoardo Sanguineti (9 December 1930 – 18 May 2010) was a Genoese poet, writer and academic, universally considered one of the major Italian authors of the second half of the twentieth century.


During the 1960s he was a leader of the neo avant-garde Gruppo 63 movement, founded in 1963 at Solunto.

He was also an active translator of Joyce, Molière, Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, and select Greek and Latin authors.

From 1979 until 1983, Sanguineti was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. He was elected as an independent on the list of the PCI.

He was an atheist.[2]


Sanguineti died on 18 May 2010 at Villa Scassi Hospital in Genoa following emergency surgery for an abdominal aneurysm. He was 79.[3]


  • Capriccio italiano, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1963
  • Il Giuoco dell'Oca, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1967
  • Laborintus, Magenta, Varese, 1956
  • Opus metricum, Rusconi e Paolazzi, Milano, 1960 (contains Laborintus ed Erotopaegnia)
  • Triperuno, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1964 (contains Opus metricum e Purgatorio de l'Inferno)
  • Natural Stories # 1 (Drama Series 16), Guernica, Toronto, 1998. Translated from: Storie Naturali #1, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1971.
  • Re-spira (Breathe) poem for Antonio Papasso, 1983, MoMA, New York City
  • Il colore è mio - Antonio Papasso -Retrospettiva 1999, Palazzo Comunale di Bracciano.
  • Il Sonetto del foglio Volante, poem for Antonio Papasso, 2006 - Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle


  • J. Joyce, Poesie, Mondadori, Milano, 1961


  1. ^ "Pantheon, Sanguineti tra i grandi" (in Italian). Il Secolo XIX. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ Aldo Cazzullo, I ragazzi di via Po, Mondadori, 1997, pag. 158.
  3. ^ "Edoardo Sanguineti, Italian poet, 79, dies". Boston.com. Associated Press. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2018.