Giorgio Orelli

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Giorgio Orelli (May 25, 1921 – November 10, 2013) was an Italian-speaking Swiss poet, writer and translator.[1]

He was born in Airolo in the canton of Ticino and was educated at the University of Fribourg, where he was a student of the Roman philologist Gianfranco Contini. He taught Italian Literature at the Higher School of Commerce in Bellinzona.

Giorgio Orelli was a post-hermetic poet. In the anthology of Piero Chiara and Luciano Erba he appeared as a poet of the Fourth Generation.[2] Called the Tuscan from Ticino by Gianfranco Contini, Orelli was often associated with the "Lombard Line" of "sober moral realism".[3]

He was also known as a translator of Goethe and Andri Peer. He contributed to various literary magazines (Il Verri, Paragone, Letteratura). His cousin Giovanni Orelli was also a writer and poet.

Giorgio Orelli died in Bellinzona in 2013. He was the cousin of the writer Giovanni Orelli and the uncle of the alpine skier Michela Figini.

Poetic works[edit]

Poems translated in English[edit]

Proses[edit]

  • Un giorno della vita, Milano, Lerici, 1960.
  • Pomeriggio bellinzonese in Luci e figure di Bellinzona negli acquerelli di William Turner e nelle pagine di Giorgio Orelli, a cura di Virgilio Gilardoni, Bellinzona, Casagrande, 1978.

Translations[edit]

Essays[edit]

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ticinonline - L'addio a Giorgio Orelli: "Torneremo a incontrarlo con riconoscenza"". Tio.ch. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  2. ^ Piero Chiara and Luciano Erba, Quarta generazione: la giovane poesia (1945-1954), Magenta, Varese, 1954
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica [1]
  4. ^ Verse Daily. "Giorgio Orelli, translated by Lynne Lawner". Verse Daily. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  5. ^ Verse Daily. "Carnival at Prato". Verse Daily. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  6. ^ da samgha. "Earthly Wonders: the Poetry of Giorgio Orelli |". Samgharivista.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 

References[edit]

  • Andri Peer, Giorgio Orelli: An Italian Poet from Switzerland, Books Abroad, 1971, p. 247-251
  • John L. Flood, Modern Swiss Literature: Unity and Diversity, London, 1985
  • P.V. Mengaldo, Poeti italiani del Novecento, Mondadori, 2003
  • C. Mésoniat, Giorgio Orelli, poeta e critico, Casagrande, 1980
  • John Butcher and Mario Moroni (Ed.), From Eugenio Montale to Amelia Rosselli: Italian Poetry in the Sixties and Seventies, Leicester, 2004
  • Luciano Anceschi, Linea lombarda, Magenta, Varese, 1952
  • Pietro De Marchi, Dove portano le parole. Sulla poesia di Giorgio Orelli e altro Novecento, Manni, Lecce, 2002