Filippo De Pisis


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(1896–1956). Painter and poet. He was born into the Ferrarese aristocracy, and changed his name (Luigi Filippo Tibertelli) to that of a condottiere ancestor. A friend of Govoni and, through him, of De Chirico and his circle, he himself first published the Crepuscular prose poems of Canti della Croara (1916). Most of the interwar years were given over to painting and spent outside Italy. Further volumes of now anguished metaphysical poems appeared in 1939–43. A nervous disorder led to his spending his last years in a clinic near Monza.

From The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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