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Giuseppe Ungaretti was born in Alexandria on 8 February 1888 into a family from Lucca. His father had moved to Egypt to work on digging the Suez Canal. The work was physically exhausting and he died leaving Ungaretti an orphan at the age of two. His mother, a woman of strong character and will, was forced to maintain the family by opening the bakery on the outskirts of the city.
Although his mother was at times strict, she was so devoted to her children that, despite the difficulties, she...
On 24 May 1915 the Kingdom of Italy broke from the Triple Alliance and declared war with Austro-Hungary. In the months of neutrality the country underwent a confrontation between the neutralist majority, formed by socialists, Catholics, and Giolittians, and the interventionist minority, which was present in every political force. They found major support among nationalists and republicans and, in particular, the two most important people in the government: the...
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