Giovanni Meli: A Poet Remembered

Nov 23, 2015 471

by Gaetano Cipolla


2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli, Sicily's most celebrated poet, who died of pneumonia on December 20, 1815. Prof. Giovanni Ruffino, director of the Centro di Studi Filologici e Linguistici Siciliani, in collaboration with Sicily's three major universities organized a four-day conference in Palermo and in Cinisi on December 4-7, 2015.

Scholars from around the world will discuss Meli's multifaceted talents and his contribution to the Sicilian language and to its literature; Nuova Ipsa Editore, a publisher from Palermo, has embarked on a most ambitious project that will publish eleven volumes of his impressive opus. 

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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