Francesco Cucca

Francesco Cucca

Francesco Cucca's life has been adventurous; he has been able to release his orphan condition to become – in order –a shepherd servant, a miner, a cellar shop boy, a timber retailer, a teacher, a translator, an interpreter and an office worker. This is thepeculiarcursushonorumof an off-the-charts personality, that beyond all professions developed mainly was – and above all – a man of letters and an exile, a writer of poems, tales, novels and journey prose from his long stay in Maghreb: here, he lived until the end of the 30's between Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, without shredding anyway the bond with the omnipresent Sardinia, his home town, and with the most well-known fellow citizens.A sui generis intellectual, a passionate self-taught artist, this Sardinia-Arabic friend of SebastianoSatta and RaffaeleCiceri would die in Naples under conditions of significant loneliness and poverty: his figure has been reevaluated just recently and placed, as he deserves, among the copious personalities from Nuoro which lived and worked between the 19th and the 20th century. In 1982, the BibliotecaSebastianoSatta in Nuoro pledged him with a study seminar on the 100th anniversary of his birth. In addition to his literary and non-fiction writings, his 10-year epistolary (1907-1917) has been published with AttilioDeffenu, the hero of the "Sassari" Brigade that helped him to establish "Sardegna" magazinein 1914.

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