His father, Mario, was a tropical agronomist and botanist who also taught agriculture and floriculture.
Early life[ edit ] Biagio Marin was born on 29 June in the coastal town of Gradoin what was then the Austro-Hungarian county of Gorizia and Gradisca. His family was a middle-class family of modest origins, his father, Antonio Raugna,  was an innkeeper.
His mother Maria Raugna died early in his life, and he was then raised by his paternal grandmother. There he began to write his first poems in the Venetian-Friulian dialect.
In he began to study in Vienna. There he read Russian and Scandinavian authors and met the Austrian educator Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster who had great influence upon his subsequent choices of study and work.
He published the Book "Fiuri de tapo", which is the first serious poetry book in the Venetian-Friulian dialect. During his studies in Vienna, there was an Italian student demonstration in favor of the Italian University in Triest, where he was sent as the spokesman for the demonstrators to the dean.
He participated in debates with his friends Umberto Saba and Scipio Slataper in the Cafe Aragno about the war, and if artists should go to war. He deserted to Italy and was already infected with tuberculosis, but still he fought as a soldier in the Italian army against the Austrian troops.
He graduated in philosophy under Bernardino Varisco, the fascistic philosopher Giovanni Gentile whose idealistic doctrine had already exerted a profound influence on him, was the chairman of the committee.
But Marin was eager to run to the front. Arriving in Stra nel Veneto he suffered from a relapse.
In he involved himself in the Liberal part of the Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale  On 27 April he was asked if he could preside on the Committee for the Liberation of Trieste, and becomes its president. He used the Gospel as a teaching text.
From until he worked as the director of the tourism agency in Grado and as a librarian. His next vocation was to be the librarian of the Assicurazioni Generali in Trieste.
Late life[ edit ] In he moved back to Grado, where he resided in a house at the beach. His Eyesight deteriorated, and for the rest of his life he was nearly blind and deaf   His private library was moved after his death to the Biblioteca Civica in Grado.
He knew the family of Art-deco artist and designer Josef Maria Auchentallerso well that he wrote about an affair Emma Auchentaller had when the couple visited Grado. Shortly before he had joined an anti-fascistic group.
He used the "lingua franca" that the merchants of the city used for his writings. Religious thematics occur somethimes in his work. Despite this he only wrote one book in Italian called "Acquamarina" in In he said that publishers where reluctant to publish even a selection of his poetry.
It used Poems by Marin. The center also awards thesis works regarding Marin.Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Italo Calvino (Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 15 October – 19 September ) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.
His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (–), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (), and the novels Invisible Cities () and If on a winter's night a traveler (). Italo Calvino (Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 15 October – 19 September ) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.
His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (–), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (), and the novels Invisible Cities () and If on a winter's night a traveler ().