Cecchi, Emilio

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Name
Cecchi, Emilio Gender: M
born on 4 July 1884 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°10' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°28 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 05°29'



Biography

Italian essayist and critic noted for his writing style and for introducing Italian readers to valuable English and American writers.

As a young man Cecchi attended the University of Florence, wrote for the influential review La voce (“The Voice”), and wrote a poetry collection, Inno (1910; “Hymn”), and short stories before becoming a newspaper reviewer. In Storia della letteratura inglese nel secolo XIX (1915; “Outline of 19th-Century English Literature”), his critical models are Thomas De Quincey and Charles Lamb. He cofounded the review La ronda (“The Rounds”) in 1919. Cecchi’s best-known works are his collections of newspaper essays Pesci rossi (1920; “Goldfish”) and Corse al trotio (1936; “Trotting Races”), on a wide range of subjects from modern life to the future, as well as literary topics, treated with grace and humour. Among his later volumes are his travel writings ofMessico (1932; “Mexico”); an early attack on American attitudes, America amara (1940; “Bitter America”); and additional collections of art and literary criticism, several of which have been translated into English.

He died 6 September 1966.


Link to Wikipedia biography (Italian)

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Critic