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Marradi, Giovanni

MARRADI, GIOVANNI (1852- ), Italian poet, was born at Leghorn, and educated at Pisa and Florence. At the latter place he started with others a short-lived review, the Nuovi Goliardi, which made some literary sensation. He became a teacher at various colleges, and eventually an educational inspector in Massa Carrara. He was much influenced by Carducci, and became known not only as a critic but as a charming descriptive poet, his principal volumes of verse being Canzone moderns (1870), Fantasie marnie (1881), Canzoni e fantasie (1853), Ricordi Hrici (1884), Poesie (1887), Nuori canii (1891) and Battate modcrne (1895).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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