Achille Campanile was an Italian writer, playwright and television critic known for his surreal humour and word play. Ma che cos'è questo amore Se la luna mi porta fortuna Agosto, moglie mia non-ti conosco In campagna è un'altra cosa Cantilena all'angolo della strada Celestino e la famiglia Gentilissimi Il povero Piero L'inventore del cavallo e altre quindici commedie Manuale di conversazione Asparagi e immortalità dell'anima Vite degli uomini illustri L'eroe Tragedie in due battute
Giovanni "Nanni" Moretti is an Italian film director, producer and actor. The Palme d'Or winner in 2001, in 2012 he was the President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Moretti was born in Italy, to Roman parents who were both teachers, his father was a Greek teacher at Sapienza University of Rome. While growing up he discovered the cinema and water polo. Having finished his studies he pursued a career as a producer, in 1973 directed his first two short films: Pâté de bourgeois and The Defeat, his brother is literary scholar Franco Moretti. In 1976, Giovanni's first feature film Io sono un autarchico was released. In 1978 he wrote and starred in the movie Ecce Bombo, which tells the story of a student having problems with his entourage, it was screened at the Cannes Festival. Sogni d'oro won the Silver Lion at the 38th Venice International Film Festival. La messa è finita won the Silver Bear – Special Jury Prize at the 36th Berlin International Film Festival, he may be best known for his films Caro diario and La stanza del figlio, the latter of which won the Palme d'Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
Moretti has used certain actors several times in his films playing minor roles. His father Luigi appears in 6 films, Dario Cantarelli and Mauro Fabretti in 5, Antonio Petrocelli in 4. More notable Italian actors he has employed in his films include Silvio Orlando, who appears in 5 films and Laura Morante, who featured in Sogni d'oro and The Son's Room. Having played waterpolo in the B division of the Italian championship, his experience inspired his film Palombella Rossa, his other work has not been seen outside Europe, but within his country Moretti is known as a maker of wryly humorous and eccentric films starring himself. His most recent role was in the film Mia Madre Moretti is an outspoken political leftist: in 2002 he organized street protests against the government of Silvio Berlusconi. Il caimano is in part about Berlusconi's controversies: in one of the three portraits of the Italian prime minister Moretti himself plays Berlusconi. Aprile deals with Italy's political situation and Moretti's views on it.
His 2011 film We Have a Pope screened In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. He lives in Rome, having been resident since birth, where he is co-owner of a small movie theater, Nuovo Sacher; the short film, Il Giorno della prima di Close Up, shows Moretti at his theatre attempting to encourage patrons to attend the opening day of Abbas Kiarostami's film, Close Up. He is not religious. In his words, "I remember the shirts that said'Thank God I'm an atheist'. Funny, but I do not think so. I'm not a believer and I'm sorry."His 2015 film Mia Madre was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Cannes Film Festival Prix de la mise en scène 1994: Caro diario Palme d'Or 2001: The Son's Room Prix de la FIPRESCI 2001: The Son's Room Carrosse d'Or 2004 Rome's Award 2006: Il caimano Ecumenical Prize 2015: Mia madre Venice Film Festival Silver Lion – Special Jury Prize 1981: Sogni d'oro "Bastone Bianco" Filmcritic Award 1989: Palombella Rossa Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear – Jury Grand Prix 1986: The Mass Is Ended Jury C.
I. C. A. E Award 1986: The Mass Is Ended Chicago International Film Festival Golden Plaque for Best Documentary Short Film 2003: The Last Customer Silver Plaque for Best Screenplay 2008: Quiet Chaos European Film Awards FIPRESCI Prize 1994: Caro diario São Paulo International Film Festival Critics Award 1990: Palombella Rossa Sudbury Cinéfest Best International Film 1994: Caro diario Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film 1995: Caro diario Guild of German Art House Cinemas Guild Film Award – Silver 2002: The Son's Room David di Donatello Alitalia Award 1986 Golden Medal of the City of Rome 1986 Best Actor 1991: The Yes Man Best Film 1994: Caro diario Best Film 2001: The Son's Room Best Film 2006: Il caimano Best Director 2006: Il caimano Best Producer 2006: Il caimano Silver Ribbon Best Story 1978: Ecce Bombo Best Producer 1988: It's Happening Tomorrow Best Story 1990: Palombella Rossa Best Producer 1992: The Yes Man Best Director 1994: Caro diario Best Producer 1996: The Second Time Best Director 2001: The Son's Room Best Producer 2007: Il caimano Best Director 2011: We Have a Pope Best Story 2011: We Have a Pope Best Producer 2011: We Have a Pope Ciak d'oro Awards Best Director 1986: The Mass Is Ended Best Screenplay 1986: The Mass Is Ended Best Director 1990: Palombella Rossa Best Film 1994: Caro diario Best Director 1994: Caro diario Best Screenplay 1994: Caro diario Best Film 2001: The Son's Room Best Director 2001: The Son's Room Best Film 2006: Il caimano Best Director 2006: Il caimano Best Screenplay 2006: Il caimano Best Film 2011: We Have a Pope Best Screenplay 2011: We Have a Pope Best Director 2015: Mia madre UBU Awards Best Italian Movie 1977/78: Ecce Bombo Globi d'oro Awards Best Debut 1977: I Am Self Sufficient Best Film 1994: Caro diario Best Film 2011: We Have a Pope Cahiers du cinéma Best Film 1989: Palombella Rossa Best Film 1994: Caro diario Best Film 2011: We Have a Pope Best Film 2015: Mia madre La sconfitta Pâté de bourgeois Come parli frate?
I Am Self Sufficient Un autarchico a palazzo Ecce bombo
Italian Republican Party
The Italian Republican Party is a liberal and social-liberal political party in Italy. Founded in 1895, the PRI is the oldest political party still active in Italy; the PRI has old roots and a long history that began with a left-wing position, claiming descent from the political thought of Giuseppe Mazzini and Giuseppe Garibaldi. The early PRI was known for its anti-clerical, anti-monarchist republican and anti-fascist stances. While maintaining the latter three traits, during the second half of the 20th century the party moved to the centre of the political spectrum, becoming economically liberal; as such, the PRI was a member of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party from 1976 to 2010. After 1949 the party was a member of the pro-NATO alliance formed by Christian Democrats, Democratic Socialists and Liberals, enabling it to participate in most governments of the 1950s. In 1963 the PRI helped bring together the Italian Socialist Party. Although small in terms of voter support, it was an important opinion leader, as articulated by Eugenio Chiesa, Giovanni Conti, Cipriano Facchinetti, Ugo La Malfa and Bruno Visentini.
The PRI traces its origins from the time of Italian unification and more to the democratic-republican wing represented by figures such as Giuseppe Mazzini, Carlo Cattaneo and Carlo Pisacane. They were against the so-called piemontesizzazione of Italy, meaning the conquest by war of the Kingdom of Sardinia of the rest of Italy. After the latter was unified under the Savoy kings, following the political lines of moderates such as Camillo Benso di Cavour, the Republicans remained aside from the political life of the new country, proclaiming their abstention from elections, they created several democratic movements, like the Brotherhood Pact of Workers' Societies, founded by Mazzini in 1871. However, Mazzini's death the following year and internationalism put the Republicans in a difficult position. In the run-up of the 1880 general election, the Republicans chose to abandon abstentionism. At the time, their ranks included both members of the middle class, such as Giovanni Bovio, Arcangelo Ghisleri and Napoleone Colajanni, as well as the working class, such as Valentino Armirotti.
The PRI, whose power base was limited to Romagna, Marche, the Tuscan littoral and Lazio, was founded in 1895. By the end of the century, the party was allied with the Italian Socialist Party and the Radical Party in several local governments, including Milan and Rome. At the outbreak of World War I, the PRI sided with interventionists, aiming at supporting France and annexing Trento and Trieste. After the end of the conflict, the party tried to form an alliance with other left-wing parties, but the attempt failed as the PSI at was influenced by its "maximalist" wing. In 1921, Pietro Nenni left the PRI to become one of the leaders of the PSI. In the 1920s, the rise of the National Fascist Party caused the collapse of all Italian left-wing parties, including the PRI, banned in 1926. Several Republicans were arrested, confined or exiled and the PRI collaborated to the anti-fascist struggle. In 1927, the party joined Anti-fascist Concentration. In the late 1930s it participated in the Spanish Civil War.
In 1940, the German occupation of France, where many Republicans had took refuge, put the party in jeopardy. During the armed resistance against the German occupation of Italy from 1943, PRI members were part of the provincial National Liberation Committees, but they did not participate to the national CLN as they did not want to collaborate with Italian monarchists, some of whom were active members of the committee. In 1946, the PRI gained 4.4% of the popular vote in the election for a Constituent Assembly, confirming its traditional strongholds. However, it was weak if compared to Christian Democracy and the Italian Communist Party. After that, a ballot on the same day abolished monarchy in Italy and the PRI declared itself available to take a role in the government of Italy, entering the second government of Alcide De Gasperi. In late 1946, Ugo La Malfa and Ferruccio Parri members of the Action Party, moved to the PRI. La Malfa would be appointed as minister in several of the following governments.
At the 19th congress of the party held in 1947, there were two main inner trends: one, represented by the national secretary Randolfo Pacciardi, supported an alliance with the PCI. The latter was to prevail. Carlo Sforza, a Republican, was Minister of Foreign Affairs in De Gasperi's third government, although only as an independent. Sforza signed the treaty of peace and contributed to the entrance of Italy into the Marshall Plan, NATO and the Council of Europe; the exclusion of left-wing parties from the government in 1947 led the PRI to join De Gasperi's fourth government. Pacciardi refused to take a position as minister; as the PCI was closer to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Pacciardi changed his mind and became Deputy Prime Minister. The 1948 general election saw the PRI as a solid ally of the DC, but a reduction of the party's share to 2.5%. In the following years, the strongest party faction was that of La Malfa, who refused to participate to the DC-led governments until 1962. In 1963, the party voted in favour of the first centre-left government in Italy led by Aldo Moro.
Pacciardi, who had voted against, was expelled and founded a separate movement, Democratic Union for the New Republic, whose electoral result were dis
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.
Jarosław Leon Iwaszkiewicz known under his literary pseudonym Eleuter, was a Polish poet, essayist and writer. He is recognized for his literary achievements in poetry before World War II, but criticized as a long-term political opportunist in communist Poland participating in the slander of Czesław Miłosz and other expatriates, he was removed from school textbooks soon after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. In 1988, he was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for his role in sheltering Jews during the Second World War. Iwaszkiewicz was born in Kalnyk in Kiev Governorate of the Russian Empire. After the death of his father, he and his mother lived in Warsaw in 1902–04, moved back to Kiev Governorate in 1904–12, he graduated from a secondary school in Kiev in 1912 and enrolled at the Law Faculty of Kiev University. In 1914 he travelled in Sicily and North Africa with his friend and distant cousin, the composer Karol Szymanowski, for whose opera King Roger he provided the libretto.
After World War I, in October 1918 he returned to Warsaw. There, he joined a group of local artists who had started Pro Studio arts magazine. Iwaszkiewicz with Julian Tuwim and Antoni Słonimski co-founded the Skamander group of experimental poets in 1919. Maciej Rataj, the Speaker of the Lower Chamber of the Polish Parliament appointed him to be his secretary. Iwaszkiewicz worked for a magazine called "Wiadomości Literackie" and published his works in numerous periodicals like "Gazeta Polska" and "Ateneum", he was a secretary to the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, a member of the Polish PEN Club. The Foreign Ministry first appointed him the head of the art promotion section and sent him as a secretary to Copenhagen and Brussels, he in 1939 voted its vice-president. During the Second World War, he worked in the Polish Underground State's Department of Culture and the Arts, he collaborated with Prof. Stanisław Lorentz in his efforts to protect and rescue Poland's works of art, his Villa Stawisko served as a hiding place for many Jews and Poles who faced the threat of being arrested by Nazi Germans after the fall of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
At the peak moment, more than 40 people were sheltered in his mansion. In the years between 1945–1946, 1947–1949 and 1959–1980, he served as the Head of the Polish Writers' Union. Since March 1947 to December 1949, he published, he worked as a nonpartisan Member of Parliament since 1952 until 1980. In the last three terms he served as a Senior Marshal of the Sejm; as a novelist he wrote Sława i Chwała - a saga depicting a panorama of the life of Polish intelligentsia in years 1914-1947 and a few other novels but is most regarded for his short stories. In 1936, he won, he was twice awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland as well as the Order of the Builders of People's Poland in 1954. In 1955, he became the recipient of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and the Medal of the 10th Anniversary of People's Poland. In 1970, he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize. In 1974, Edward Gierek awarded him with the Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, he died on 2 March 1980 and was buried on 5 March at the cemetery in Brwinów near Warsaw in a miner's uniform according to his last wish.
In 1922, he married writer and translator Anna Lilpop, a daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur Stanisław Wilhelm Lilpop, the couple settled in Podkowa Leśna in the suburb of Warsaw. In 1928, they moved to a newly built villa, it houses a museum devoted to Iwaszkiewicz and his wife. He had two daughters Teresa. Iwaszkiewicz was bisexual and homoerotic themes are present both in his poetry and prose works. In his diaries he describes himself as a "homosexual". However, in light of current understanding of human sexual orientation and his biography he can be characterized as a bisexual. In 2012, his granddaughter, Ludwika Włodek, wrote a best-selling biographical book about the life of her grandfather titled Pra. Panny z Wilka. Cienie. Dwa opowiadania, Poznan 1964 Ucieczka do Bagdadu, Warsaw 1923 Zenobia Palmura, Poznan 1920 Czerwone tarcze, Warsaw 1934 Sława i chwała, vol. 1-3, Warsaw 1956-1962 Hilary, syn buchaltera, Warsaw 1923 Księżyc wschodzi Warsaw 1925 Zmowa mężczyzn, Warsaw 1930 Oktostychy, Warsaw 1919 Kaskady zakończone siedmioma wierszami, Warsaw 1925 Dionizje, Warsaw 1922 Pejzaże sentymentalne, Warsaw 1926 Ksiega dnia i księga nocy, Warsaw 1929 Powrót do Europy, 1931 Inne życie, 1938 Lato 1932, 1933 The Summer at Nohant a play written in 1936 is based on an episode in Chopin's life and Masquerade on Pushkin's final days.
Libretto: Karol Szy
Elagabalus known as Heliogabalus, was Roman emperor from 218 to 222. A member of the Severan dynasty, he was Syrian, the second son of Julia Soaemias and Sextus Varius Marcellus. In his early youth he served the god Elagabalus as a priest in Emesa, the hometown of his mother's family; as a private citizen, he was named Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus. Upon becoming emperor he took the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, he was called Elagabalus only after his death. In 217, the emperor Caracalla was assassinated and replaced by his Praetorian prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus. Caracalla's maternal aunt, Julia Maesa instigated a revolt among the Third Legion to have her eldest grandson, declared emperor in his place. Macrinus was defeated on 8 June 218 at the Battle of Antioch. Elagabalus 14 years old, became emperor, initiating a reign remembered for sex scandals and religious controversy. Historians suggest Elagabalus showed a disregard for Roman religious traditions and sexual taboos, he replaced the traditional head of the Roman pantheon, with the deity Elagabalus, of whom he had been high priest.
He forced leading members of Rome's government to participate in religious rites celebrating this deity, over which he presided. Elagabalus was "married" as many as five times, lavishing favours on male courtiers popularly thought to have been his lovers, was reported to have prostituted himself in the imperial palace, his behavior estranged the Praetorian Guard, the Senate, the common people alike. Amidst growing opposition, just 18 years old, was assassinated and replaced by his cousin Severus Alexander on 11 March 222, who ruled for 13 years before his own assassination, which marked the epoch event for the Crisis of the Third Century; the assassination plot against Elagabalus was devised by his grandmother, Julia Maesa, carried out by disaffected members of the Praetorian Guard. Elagabalus developed a reputation among his contemporaries for extreme eccentricity and zealotry; this tradition has persisted, with writers of the early modern age he suffers one of the worst reputations among Roman emperors.
Edward Gibbon, for example, wrote that Elagabalus "abandoned himself to the grossest pleasures and ungoverned fury". According to Barthold Georg Niebuhr, "The name Elagabalus is branded in history above all others" because of his "unspeakably disgusting life". Elagabalus was born around the year 204 to Julia Soaemias Bassiana, his father was a member of the Equites class, but was elevated to the rank of senator. His grandmother, Julia Maesa, was the widow of the consul Julius Avitus, the sister of Julia Domna, the sister-in-law of the emperor Septimius Severus, he had at least one sibling: an unnamed elder brother. His mother, Julia Soaemias, was a cousin of the emperor Caracalla, his other relatives included his aunt Julia Avita Mamaea and uncle Marcus Julius Gessius Marcianus and among their children, their son Severus Alexander. Elagabalus's family held hereditary rights to the priesthood of the sun god Elagabal, of whom Elagabalus was the high priest at Emesa in Roman Syria; the deity Elagabalus was venerated at Emesa.
This form of the god's name is a Latinized version of the Syrian Ilāh hag-Gabal, which derives from Ilāh and gabal, resulting in "the God of the Mountain," the Emesene manifestation of the deity. The cult of the deity spread to other parts of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century; the god was imported and assimilated with the Roman sun god known as Sol Indiges in republican times and as Sol Invictus during the second and third centuries CE. In Greek the sun god is Helios, hence "Heliogabalus", a hybrid conjunction of "Helios" and "Elagabalus"; when the Emperor Macrinus came to power, he suppressed the threat against his reign from the family of his assassinated predecessor, Caracalla, by exiling them—Julia Maesa, her two daughters, her eldest grandson Elagabalus—to their estate at Emesa in Syria. Upon arrival in Syria, Maesa began a plot with her advisor and Elagabalus' tutor, Gannys, to overthrow Macrinus and elevate the fourteen-year-old Elagabalus to the imperial throne, his mother publicly declared that he was the illegitimate son of Caracalla, therefore deserving the loyalty of Roman soldiers and senators who had sworn allegiance to Caracalla.
After Julia Maesa displayed her wealth to the Third Legion at Raphana they swore allegiance to Elagabalus. At sunrise on 16 May 218, Publius Valerius Comazon, commander of the legion, declared. To strengthen his legitimacy Elagabalus assumed Caracalla's names, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. In response Macrinus dispatched his Praetorian prefect Ulpius Julianus to the region with a contingent of troops he considered strong enough to crush the rebellion. However, this force soon joined the faction of Elagabalus when, during the battle, they turned on their own commanders; the officers were killed and Julianus' head was sent back to the emperor. Macrinus now sent letters to the Senate denouncing Elagabalus as the False Antoninus and claiming he was insane. Both consuls and other high-ranking members of Rome's leadership condemned Elagabalus, the Senate subsequently declared war on both Elagabalus and Julia Maesa. Macrinus and his son, weakened by the desertion of the Second Legion due to bribes and promises circulated by Julia Maesa, were defeated on 8 June 218 at the Battle of Antioch by troops commanded by Gannys.
Macrinus fled to Italy, disguised as a courier, b
Ignazio Buttitta was an Italian poet who wrote predominantly in Sicilian. Born at Bagheria, Italy into a merchant's family, after having taken part in World War I Buttitta joined the Italian Socialist Party and around this time started to write poetry in Sicilian, his first volume of poetry published was Sintimintali, followed in 1928 by Marabedda. Soon after, Buttitta relocated to Milan, where he achieved some success in the commercial world while continuing to pursue his passion for literature. Due to his political leanings, he had to leave Milan during World War II. In 1954 he published his new book of poetry, Lu pani si chiama pani, financed by the Italian Communist Party. In this volume he defined himself as Pueta e latru, an allusion to the manner in which he would pass among the people like a thief, appropriating their feelings, leaving behind a sentimental thread; this was the case in relation to his nostalgia for his homeland, but there are more socially-oriented themes, in particular, protests against the social situation of Italy and Sicily, such as A stragi di Purtedda, Lamentu per la morte di Turiddu Carnevale.
In 1964 cantastorie and folk singer-songwriter Otello Profazio set to music several Buttitta's poems in the album Il treno del sole. In 1972 Buttitta won the Viareggio Prize, for the volume Io faccio il poeta, his works have been translated into French and Greek. Buttitta, during his career as a poet, has never hidden his pride in being Sicilian, his love for the language of the island. In one of his most famous poems, Lingua e dialettu, he explicitly talks about language as a key issue for his people, implores his fellows Sicilians to preserve their language: A contemporary Berlin-based Sicilian folk singer, Etta Scollo, celebrates the work of Sicilian folk singer and Buttitta associate, Rosa Balistreri, including rendering a version of Buttitta's The Pirates of Palermo: Selection of poems (in Sicilian, Italian and Spanish Some English translations of some Buttitta poems