Pietro Zorutti

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Pietro Zorutti (Pieri Çorut) (December 27, 1792 - February 23, 1867) was an Italian poet. His fame is mainly due to the publication each year from 1821 to 1867 of Friulian language poetry. Much of his Friulian poetry was based around the middle class dialect of Udine, where he spent much of his life.[1]

His most famous poem is Plovisine.[2] Zorutti was fascinated by the romantic poets, and this earned him praise from writers such as Tommaseo and Carducci, but harsh criticism from other members of the new Friulian poets after World War II, including Pier Paolo Pasolini who regarded him as an old writer and unable to possess poetic character.


  1. ^ Haller, Hermann W. (1999). The Other Italy: The Literary Canon in Dialect. University of Toronto Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-8020-4424-2. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Facoltà di lettere e filosofia (1945). Aevum. Facoltà di lettere e filosofia dell'Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore. p. 12. Retrieved 6 June 2012.