READ Famous Essayists from Italy

1.6k views 12 items

List of notable or famous essayists from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top essayists born in Italy and even some popular essayists who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian essayists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These essayists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known essayist from Italy is included when available.

Primo Levi and Piergiorgio Odifreddi are included on this list.

This historic essayists from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian essayists of note?" and "Who are the most famous essayists from Italy?" These prominent essayists of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian essayists.

Use this list of renowned Italian essayists to discover some new essayists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (12 items)
Aldo Palazzeschi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Essayists from Italy
Photo: via Tumblr

Aldo Palazzeschi was the pen name of Aldo Giurlani, an Italian novelist, poet, journalist and essayist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 89 (1885-1974)

Birthplace: Lazio, Europe, Eurasia, Province of Rome, Rome, + more

see more on Aldo Palazzeschi

Amos Luzzatto is an Italian writer and essayist of Jewish descent, born in a family of ancient tradition. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 89

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

see more on Amos Luzzatto
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Essayists from Italy
Photo: Freebase

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison was an American journalist, essayist and memoirist. She is best known for her autobiographical work, particularly her account of growing up as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and for her travel writing. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 68 (1934-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

see more on Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Edoardo Sanguineti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Essayists from Italy
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.5

Edoardo Sanguineti was a Genoese poet, writer and academic; universally considered one of the major Italian authors of the second half of twentieth century. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 80 (1930-2010)

Birthplace: Europe, Province of Genoa, Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion, Italy, Liguria, + more

see more on Edoardo Sanguineti