Guido Ceronetti (2398 words)

Guido Ceronetti was an eclectic literary figure who resists compartmentalization in any one genre. He engaged with many, pushing their boundaries, but perhaps his epigrammatic style, corrosive irony, and predilection for the fragment can be seen as the defining attributes of his production. Ceronetti’s style is also indebted to the Bible; it exudes the language of the Old Testament, which he intimately knew and reinterpreted in his acclaimed translations. His unique voice has often been described as having been shaped by the same privations as those experienced by biblical prophets in the desert (Citati 1991). Ceronetti could be considered an anchorite who perfected his expression but who was also aware that an apocalyptic …

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Sestigiani, Sabina. "Guido Ceronetti". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 October 2018
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