Eugenio Montale is been born in Genoa in 1896; he was a poet, a journalist and a musical critic, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.
Montale has produced relatively few works. The collection of poems entitled "Ossi di Seppia" (cuttlefish bones), published in 1925, in a period full of threatening historical events, is a kind of diary of a summer spent in Cinque Terre.
In his lyrics, he did not peak about the war and the history. But Montake analyzes the historical moment in which he is living, and the main topic of his poetry is the Man, in conflict with the reality around him.
To give a background to this situation, the poet dips in the rough and bleak Liguria landscape, metaphor of the sad human condition. Montale dies in Milan in 1981.