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Eugenio Montale
October 12, 1896 - September 12, 1981
Nationality: Italian
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Italian Poet

Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.


There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.


In reality art is always for everyone and for no one.


Many of today's verses are prose and bad prose.


I am perhaps a late follower of Zoroaster and I believe that the foundation of life is built upon the struggle between the two opposing forces of Good and Evil.


I have always knocked at the door of that wonderful and terrible enigma which is life.


For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.


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