(1869–1925). Turinese literary critic and poet. Whilst his first collection of poems, Il poema dell'adolescenza (1901), is notable for its rigidly classicizing metre, it was his polemical critical writing which made his name. Early articles accused D'Annunzio of plagiarism, for instance, and his fierce judgements and direct, forceful style won the approval of the writers around La Voce group in Florence. His most successful critical work was Il pastore, il gregge e la zampogna (1910), which attacked Carducci's view of the civic role of the poet and proposed an ideal of pure lyricism, though one infused still with lofty moral ideals.
From The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature in Oxford Reference.