Carrieri, Raffaele

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Carrieri, Raffaele Gender: M
born on 17 February 1905 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Taranto, Italy, 40n28, 17e15
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°32' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°05 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°23'


Italian writer and poet. In his teens he travelled to Albania, Montenegro and other Balkan countries, then as a sailor on board merchant ships, he travelled to ports in the Mediterranean Sea, Europe and North Africa. Returning to Italy, he was a tax collector in Palermo for 2 years. In 1923 he moved to Paris where he mingled with important avant-garde intellectuals. In 1930, he moved to Milan and began working as an art critic for several newspapers including The New York Times. Carrieri also published numerous monographs of contemporary artists: Modigliani, Picasso, and so on. After the war, he published a series of collections of verse to critical acclaim, winning numerous awards including the 1953 Viareggio Prize for the book "Il Trovatore." He died on 14 September 1984 in Pietrasanta, Tuscany.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Italian)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Il grano non muore: i brogliacci, 1930-1980" by Raffaele Carrieri (A. Mondadori, 1983), p. 7: "Nato alle nove e mezza di sera un venerdi di febbraio." Translation: Born at nine thirty in the evening on a Friday in February.

Date, year and place of birth from "Poesie scelte" by Raffaele Carrieri (A. Mondadori, 1976), p. lv.


  • Vocation : Travel : Crew/ Ship, Train, Bus (Sailor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Art critic)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Artist monographs)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Other Vocation Misc. (Tax collector)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (1953 Viareggio Prize)