Giuseppe Ungaretti, 10 February 1888 – 2 June 1970) was an Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist, critic, academic, and recipient of the inaugural 1970 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
Ungaretti wrote the verses in the World War 1 during the battle of the Isonzo, where he discovered the loneliness and the fragility of the human lot, at the very time of suffering bringing out the sense of brotherhood and solidarity that bind each man instinctively. This poem is among the most significant of his collection and it condenses the meaning: the proximity to death and pain that makes stronger the attachment to life. The poet, who spent the night near a comrade who was killed, wrote letters full of love....
Border War (Al J Venter & The National mix)Footage from 'Border War' by Al J Venter (Original credits at the end)Soundtrack: Runaway by The NationalSorry Al J - just had to find an excuse to mix this track.Posted by Antonie Goosen on Friday, February 21, 2014
Footage from 'Border War' by Al J Venter (Original credits at the end)Soundtrack: Runaway by The NationalSorry Al J - just had to find an excuse to mix this track.
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