Verismo (It.: ‘realism’; Fr. vérisme)
- Matteo Sansone
A movement in Italian literature, and subsequently in opera, which developed in the 1870s. Its major literary representatives are the Sicilian writers Giovanni Verga (1840–1922), Luigi Capuana (1839–1915) and Federico De Roberto (1861–1927).
Although sharing certain characteristics with naturalism – an impersonal narrative style, an interest in the lower social strata, a true-to-life approach in dealing with contemporary reality – ...