Aldo Palazzeschi Critical Essays


(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Palazzeschi, Aldo 1885–1974

Palazzeschi was an Italian poet and novelist. Originally allied with the futurist school, Palazzeschi broke with this group early in his career and established himself as a unique and strongly individual artist. He is best known for his novel The Sisters Materassi, which reveals Palazzeschi's fine sense of humor and traditional prose style. He received the Feltrinelli dei Lincei Accademi, Italy's highest literary award, in 1957. (See also Contemporary Authors, obituary, Vols. 53-56.)