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LITERARY PARKS ITINERARY
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Salvatore Quasimodo
:: Salvatore Quasimodo Literary Park "The Incomparable Land"

The Salvatore Quasimodo Literary Park (1901-1968) - "The Incomparable Land" - came from an idea of Alessandro Quasimodo, the writer's only living heir, who in this way proposed to unite all those who have contributed to the dissemination of the celebrated Nobel prize-winner's works in Sicily. The specific purpose is to preserve this poetry in the places that inspired it: Modica, where Quasimodo was born, and Roccalumera, where his family came from, and which are connected by a thread of lyrical memory to Messina, Tindari, the Aeolian Islands, Syracuse, and the River Anapo, together with Pantalica and Agrigento.

 

The atmosphere that we breathe in the Park takes us back to Quasimodo's roots, to the roots of a Sicily that in a celebrated collection of his writings he defined as an "incomparable land", a sort of Mediterranean Paradise Lost wrapped in an aura of myth where we can still hear the verses of the ancient poets of whom Quasimodo was an unsurpassed translator. The Park's main base is at Modica, in the museum house named after Quasimodo, now further enriched by a "Quasimodoteque" in the town's main square - a spectacularly documented exhibition with panels that offer the visitor a virtual immersion in poetry. From the multimedia systems now available in the "Quasimodoteque" - see for example the www.quasimodo.it site - it is possible to access all works by and about Quasimodo. A further way of extending our knowledge and appreciation of Quasimodo is to be found in the other permanent facility located in the Torre Saracena site at Roccalumera, near Taormina.

 

The Sceneries of the Park

Modica

Modica

Foreshortening of Modica

Foreshortening of Modica

   
   

Foreshortening of Quasimodo House

Foreshortening House Quasimodo

House native of Quasimodo

House native of Quasimodo

   
   

Inside of house Quasimodo

Inside of house Quasimodo

View by one of the windows

View by one of the windows

   
   

Torre Saracena- Roccalumera

Torre Saracena- Roccalumera

Representation Torre Saracena

Representation Torre Saracena

 
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