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  • The salts-pans area in Nubia, Trapani
    The salt pan area in Nubia, Trapani
  • Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
    Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
  • A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
    The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
  • A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area
    Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area

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A glance over the literature of Sicily


From the Sicilian school to the 16th century

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Italian literature is greatly in debt to Sicily. It was here that in the aristocratic and refined Court of Frederick II of Swabia (1194-1250) poetry in the common tongue was first written. Jurists, notaries, captains and officials gathered around the …
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From the Realism period to nowadays

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Only with Realism (about 1870), the Verismo, Sicilian literature experienced a new Golden Age. Realism theorised and produced a fiction that was particularly attentive to human and social problems. Its major exponents were Luigi Capuana and Giovanni Verga. Though Capuana …
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