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Gathering fetes Italian poet, April 6-7

conference marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, on campus.

The conference, "Salvatore Quasimodo: Nel Vento del Mediterraneo" (in the Mediterranean wind), will begin at 2:15 p.m. Friday with presentations in 121 East Pyne by several experts on the work of the Sicilian poet, who received the 1959 Nobel Prize in literature.

Quasimodo's son, Alessandro, will give an illuminating look into the life and works of his father during a poetry reading at 6 p.m. Friday in Maclean House.

The conference will re-convene at 10 a.m. Saturday in 121 East Pyne with a panel discussion on the enduring legacy of Quasimodo's work.

The event is being organized by Pietro Frassica, head of Italian in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and sponsored by the Council of the Humanities, the Dorothea Van Dyke McLean Association, and the Hellenic studies and Italian studies programs. For more information, call 258-4500.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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