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Terenti Graneli

Terenti Graneli (1897–1934) started writing in his school years and published his first book of poetry in 1919. Soon after, he suffered a serious mental illness and spent most of four years hospitalized. A number of his book titles reflect the major themes in his poetry: solitariness (perhaps accentuated by his independent, Bohemian personal way of life), existential grief, and a metaphysical hopelessness counterbalanced by his mystical religious intoxication with the sacrificial, Christ-like role the poet plays – for instance, Requiem (1920), Mourning Lines, (1921) and Tombs from the Soul (1924).

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