Portrait of Domenico Tempio by Giuseppe Gandolfo
August 22, 1750|
|Died||February 4, 1821
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. His poem La Caristia ("The famine"), describing a famine and rioting in Catania in 1797-98, is regarded as his major work.
- 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.
- "Domenico Tempio in Enciclopedia di Catania, www.cormorano.net". Retrieved 23 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- 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>
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