Cesare Pavese (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese was an Italian novelist, poet, short story writer, translator and literary critic.

Born: September 9, 1908, Santo Stefano Belbo, Piedmont, Italy
Died: August 27, 1950, Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Cause of death: Suicide by overdose of sleeping pills
Occupation: Novelist, poet, short story writer, translator, literary critic and essayist
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About Cesare Pavese

Twentieth-century Italian poet, author, and translator known for La luna e i falo (The Moon and the Bonfires), Il Compagno (The Comrade), and other works. His literary works typically focus on an isolated protagonist who has only shallow relationships.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Turin, where he was mentored by Russian literary critic Leone Ginzburg.


He was arrested in 1935 for his antifascist activities; he later joined the Italian Communist Party.

Family Life

Prior to his suicide at the age of forty-one, he spent many summers in his father’s home village of Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy.


He wrote his university thesis on the poems of Walt Whitman.

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  • 20th-century Italian poets
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  • University of Turin alumni
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Latest information about Cesare Pavese updated on August 26, 2020.

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