Born May 14, 1804, Pietro Rossi he had to live in the condition of extreme poverty that characterized the economy of San Marino of the time.
Rossi was born farmer and he has always been a farmer, but with ups and downs. At times he immediately owed the poor productivity of land close to the badlands of the Ciarulla, at times instead he was favored by farms, entrusted to sharecropping, in the fertile foothills countryside of Domagnano. What is certain is that when he began to make known, cultivate and sell his first poetic works, initially distributed as “poet sheets” and later printed in booklets, the life of the artist underwent a turning point, being able to count on an additional source of income. It follows that Rossi’s notoriety spread, at least among the less well-off, willing to pay in order to preserve the verses that wisely interpreted and interpreted the facts of the time and social relations. This poetic production, often fragmentary, has not, until recently, allowed to bring together in an essay of literary criticism, the entire production of the ‘peasant-poet’.
She could only be an expert in Romagna dialectal poetry, which she was Grazia Bravetti Magnoni, to create a text that rearranges the material and subjected it to a critical revision, capable of enhancing the work of an important Italian poet of the 19th century. Bravetti, already a great expert in the work of Giustiniano Villa, succeeded in placing Rossi in the bed of the late literati, who never however transcend the themes and registers of the scapigliatura.
This important recovery work will be the subject of the conference scheduled for August 24 at 21.00 at the Bibliobaita of the Laiala Park from Serravalle (RSM), organized by Giunta of the Castle of Serravalle and from Social Center of Customs and edited by the blogger Silvia Ferrari for “Pietro Rossi. Peasant and poet“. An opportunity to get to know and commemorate the Rimini author one year after her death Grazia Bravetti Magnoni and for the work of Pietro Rossipublished by Publisher AIEP inside the series “The Small State“, So that it is included in the Romagna cultural heritage.