Domenico Tempio

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Domenico Tempio
File:Domenico Tempio.jpg
Portrait of Domenico Tempio by Giuseppe Gandolfo
Born (1750-08-22)August 22, 1750
Catania, Italy
Died February 4, 1821(1821-02-04) (aged 70)
Catania, Italy
Language Italian/Sicilian
Spouse Francesca Longo
Children one daughter

Domenico Tempio (1750–1821) was an Italian writer who mainly wrote in the Sicilian language or dialect. During his lifetime, he was considered a major poet, and was much praised, but after his death his work was largely forgotten, until a reawakening of interest following the second world war.[1] His poem La Caristia ("The famine"), describing a famine and rioting in Catania in 1797-98, is regarded as his major work.[2]

Works

  • Operi di Duminicu Tempiu catanisi (1814-1815) is a collection of his poetry, edited by Francesco Strano. The best-known poems are L'Odi l'Ignuranza Supra, The Maldicenza sconfitta, Veru Piaciri Lu, The Mbrugghereidi, The Numi Scerra di li, Lu cuntrastu allayed, PACI di Marcuni, Li and Li Pauni Nuzzi.
  • The Caristia (1848), is his most important work, published posthumously by Vincenzo Percolla. It is a poem in twenty cantos.
  • Tempio di Domenico Poesie (1874) is the second edition of his works, with many additions.
  • Erotic poetry was collected in 1926 by Raffaele Corso Di Vincenzo and by Maria and Santo Cali in 1970.

References

  1. "Domenico Tempio in Enciclopedia di Catania, www.cormorano.net". Retrieved 23 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Tempio, Domenico (1 Oct 2010). Poems and fables. introduced and translated by Giovanna Summerfield. Legas. p. 17. ISBN 1-881901-68-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>