Cesare Pavese

About Cesare Pavese

Who is it?: Italian poet
Birth Day: September 09, 1908
Birth Place: Santo Stefano Belbo, Italian
Died On: 27 August 1950(1950-08-27) (aged 41)\nTurin
Birth Sign: Libra
Cause of death: Suicide
Occupation: Poet, novelist, literary critic and translator

Cesare Pavese Net Worth

Cesare Pavese was bornon September 09, 1908 in Santo Stefano Belbo, Italian, is Italian poet. Cesare Pavese was one of the most creatively proficient novelist and translator who introduced modern US and English writers to Italy. His works represented literature of an age for the Italians. More so, they fostered the reading and appreciation of the works of US writers in the country. Pavese was fond of English literature since young and slowly took it as his career option. Most of his works have a typicality of a loner character who shares a temporary and superficial relationship with men and women. Another factor that lies common in his work is that most of the works revolve around the Langhe area where he spent his summer holidays as a boy. Pavese spent much of hjis life working as a translator. He was briefly imprisoned for carrying letters of a political prisoner. However, post his incarceration, he resumed his literary career and published his works. He wrote in every possible genre including poetry, essays, novels, letters and critic pieces. To know more about his life and work, read through the following lines.
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💰 Net worth: $1 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1935

Pavese moved in antifascist circles. In 1935 he was arrested and convicted for having letters from a political prisoner. After a few months in prison he was sent into "confino", internal exile in Southern Italy, the commonly used sentence for those guilty of lesser political crimes. (Carlo Levi and Leone Ginzburg, also from Turin, were similarly sent into confino.) A year later Pavese returned to Turin, where he worked for the left-wing publisher Giulio Einaudi as Editor and translator. Natalia Ginzburg also worked there.

1943

Pavese was living in Rome when he was called up into the fascist army, but because of his asthma he spent six months in a military hospital. When he returned to Turin, German troops occupied the streets and most of his friends had left to fight as partisans. Pavese fled to the hills around Serralunga di Crea, near Casale Monferrato. He took no part in the armed struggle taking place in that area. During the years in Turin, he was the mentor of the young Writer and translator Fernanda Pivano, his former student at the Liceo D'Azeglio. Pavese gave her the American edition of Spoon River Anthology, which came out in Pivano's Italian translation in 1943.

1950

Leslie Fiedler wrote of Pavese's death "...for the Italians, his death has come to have a weight like that of Hart Crane for us, a meaning that penetrates back into his own work and functions as a symbol in the literature of an age." The circumstances of his suicide, which took place in a hotel room, mimic the last scene of Tra Donne Sole (Among Women Only), his penultimate book. His last book was 'La Luna e i Falò', published in Italy in 1950 and translated into English as The Moon and the Bonfires by Louise Sinclair in 1952.