I haven't read much of Quasimodo's poetry, but years ago I was transfixed, and to this day remain enthralled by the simplicity of these lines:
Ognuno sta solo
Sul cuore della terra
Trafitto da un raggio di sole
Ed e subito sera ...
/Celica, United States
Waters and Land (Acque e terre)
Salvatore Quasimodo was born in Siracuse (Sicily-Italy) on 20 August 1901. After spending a few years at the Engineering College in Rome; he studied Greek and Latin under Prof Tindaro. His rise in the world of Letters was phenomenal - a heap of National and International prizes from 1943-1956 and the Nobel Prize in 1959. I like and recommend his "Waters and Earth". The most touching Poem (comprising 3 lines only) is titled 'Ed e subito sera' which runs thus: Everyone stands alone on the heart of the Earth/Transfixed by a Sun-Ray/And it is suddenly night. The Sun, the Earth and human loneliness - what a triangle!
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
To cite this page
MLA style: "Book Tips - Visitors Recommend". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 20 Apr 2014. <http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/literature/books/comments.php?id=630&nextid=594&name=Quasimodo+Salvatore>
On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris.
Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types!
Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling.