Pasquale Dessanay

Pasquale Dessanay

The rebel and status quo-derisive characterization of most of the production of the poet from Nuoro Pasquale Dessanay probably derives from the revolt of Su Connottu (aimed at subverting the Editto delle chiudende, a series of laws enacted between 1820 and 1858 to establish private property and promoting the reestablishment of lands as a common property), which erupted in the year when he was born. Dessanay went down in history as a leading figure of the Nuoro’s Scapigliatura for conveying a savory, cynical and disenchanted image of the town and its inhabitants, by immortalizing all the aporias, the hypocrisy and the miseries of the social, economic, religious and political life of Nuoro between the 19th and the 20th century with his thumping verses and exact words. The artist Pietro Costa from Nuoro placed a sculpture inspired by the symbolic figure of Mariedda, the protagonist of his famous sonnet In s’abba (At the spring), in the district of Istiritta, next to the old (recently rebuilt) fountain in 1999.

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