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Sardinian culture at the crossroads

The creation of the Kingdom of Italy pushed Sardinia even further towards the cultural center of gravity of the Italian peninsula. Participation in the unification and creation of this new nation created a situation of extreme dynamism on the island, but it also highlighted its structural weaknesses from a socio-economic point of view.

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Literature in Italian
In particular, in the second nineteenth century and in the first half of the twentieth century, Italian established itself as the main language of culture, as well as of official political status. Spanish is now a faded...
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Grazia Deledda
Grazia Deledda is the best-known Sardinian writer in the world, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. He was born in Nuoro on September 27, 1871 to a wealthy family. He provided for his cultural formation, de...
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Antonio Gramsci
Antonio Gramsci was born in Ales (OR) on January 22, 1891. After graduating from elementary school (1902) and studying privately in Ghilarza, in 1905 he enrolled in the high school gymnasium in Santuluszu. After obtainin...
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Political commitment
The circumstances related to the conflict of 1915-18, and to the tumultuous post-war period, had a significant impact on Sardinia. Thanks to the recruitment on a territorial basis, a hundred thousand island callers had t...
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Twentieth-century travelers
In April 1899, in the presence of Umberto I and Margaret of Savoy, the foundation stone of the town hall was laid in Cagliari, while the monument to the King of Italy was completed in Sassari. They are symbolic images of...
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