Today is the birthday of Cesare Pavese (1908 – 1950). He was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country. The typical protagonist in the works of Pavese is a loner, through choice or through circumstances. More information about Pavese and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/cesare-pavese/ Happy Birthday Cesare Pavese!