Giusti, Giuseppe

Giusti, Giuseppe jo?oz?pp? jo?ost? [key], 1809?50, Italian satirical poet. He directed his original and ironic polemics against Austrian rule and also attacked demagoguery and graft. The idiomatic Tuscan of his verse and its contemporary character attracted a wide audience but have detracted from its lasting popularity.

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