In 1917, after four medical examinations, will be declared fit for military service; In September he asked to be sent to the front; In the april 1917 began to fight. It is discharged with the lieutenant degree in 1920. In the years between 1919 and 1923 he knows two girls, Anna degli Uberti and Paola Nicoli, both present in the Cuttlefish Bones. In 1925 signs the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals of Benedetto Croce. It proves existential unease of modern civilization and lives this period of imprisonment in Liguria province, which inspires a deeply negative view of life.
Montale arrived in Florence in 1927 after composing two year before, the Cuttlefish Bones (1925). Eugenio Montale died in Milan on the evening of September 12, 1981, a month before the age of 85 years, in the clinic of St. Pius X.
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