Salvatore Quasimodo was born in Modica on 20 August 1901.
He is a poet of the highest importance, the greatest exponent of hermetism.
His poems are some of the most famous of the twentieth century, including "Ed è subito sera", "Mattino" and "Soldati".
He was also a distinguished translator of Greek classics and taught Italian literature for almost thirty years at the "Giuseppe Verdi" conservatory in Milan.
He was awarded several prizes for his poems, including the most illustrious, the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded in 1959.
He had an honorary degree from the University of Messina and from the Oxford one.
He died in Naples on June 14, 1968.
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