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Luigi Malerba
Luigi Malerba (November 11, 1927 – May 8, 2008), born Luigi Bonardi, was an Italian author who wrote short stories (often written with Tonino Guerra), historical novels, and screenplays, and who co-founded the Gruppo 63, based on Marxism
Marxism
and Structuralism. Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco
said that "Malerba was defined post-modern, but that's not all true, because he is maliciously ironic, unpredictable, and ambiguous".[1] He was one of the most important exponents of the Italian literary movement called Neoavanguardia, along with Balestrini, Sanguineti, and Manganelli. He was the first writer to win the Prix Médicis étranger in 1970
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Berceto
Berceto
Berceto
is a village and comune in Italy, located in the Apennine Mountains on the main road between La Spezia
La Spezia
and Parma, in the Taro River valley, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. The m
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Nanni Balestrini
Nanni Balestrini (born 2 July 1935) is an Italian experimental poet, author and visual artist of the Neoavanguardia movement.Contents1 Context 2 Publications2.1 English 2.2 Italian2.2.1 Poetry 2.2.2 Novels 2.2.3 Short stories 2.2.4 Various3 References 4 External linksContext[edit] Nanni Balestrini is associated with the Italian writers movement Neoavanguardia. He wrote for the magazine Il Verri, founded and co-directed now-defunct Alfabeta[1][2] and was one of the Italian writers published in the anthology I Novissimi (1961). During the 1960s, the group was growing and becoming the Gruppo 63, Balestrini was the editor of their publications. From 1962 to 1972, he was working for Feltrinelli, cooperating with the Marsilio publishers and editing some issues of the Cooperativa Scrittori. In 1968, Balestrini was co-founder of the Potere operaio political group and in 1976 was an important supporter of the Autonomia
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Fausta Garavini
Fausta Garavini (born 1938, Bologna, Italy) is an Italian writer and translator. She studied French and Occitan literature
Occitan literature
at the University of Florence[1] She later worked as a literature professor at this university and as an essayist in several publications like "Paragone", "Nuovi Argomenti", "Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France" and "Littérature".Contents1 Prizes 2 Works2.1 Essay 2.2 Novels3 References 4 External linksPrizes[edit]Premio Mondello, 1979 with Gli occhi dei pavoni[2] Premio Vittorini, 2011 Finalist: Premio Viareggio, Premio BaguttaWorks[edit] Essay[edit]L'empèri dóu soulèu: La ragione dialettale nella Francia d'oc (Ricciardi, 1967) La letteratura occitanica moderna (Sansoni, 1970) I sette colori del romanzo. Saggio sulla narrativa di Robert Brasillach (Bulzoni, 1973) Il paese delle finzioni
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Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh
(born Khushal Singh, 15 August 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India
Partition of India
inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956 (made into film in 1998), which became his most well-known novel.[1][2] Born in Punjab, Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh
was educated in New Delhi, and studied law at St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and King's College London. After working as a lawyer in Lahore Court for eight years, he joined the Indian Foreign Service
Indian Foreign Service
upon the Independence of India
Independence of India
from British Empire in 1947
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Peter Carey (novelist)
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.[1] Carey is one of only four writers to have won the Booker Prize
Booker Prize
twice—the others being J. G. Farrell, J. M. Coetzee
J. M

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Günter Grass
Günter Wilhelm Grass[2] (German: [ˈɡʏntɐ ˈɡʁas]; 16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.[3][4][5][6] He was born in the Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
(now Gdańsk, Poland). As a teenager, he served as a drafted soldier from late 1944 in the Waffen-SS, and was taken prisoner of war by U.S. forces at the end of the war in May 1945. He was released in April 1946. Trained as a stonemason and sculptor, Grass began writing in the 1950s. In his fiction, he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood. Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum
The Tin Drum
(1959), a key text in European magic realism. It was the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, the other two being Cat and Mouse and Dog Years
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Rome
Rome
Rome
(/roʊm/ ROHM; Italian: Roma i[ˈroːma]; Latin: Roma [ˈroːma]) is the capital of Italy
Italy
and a special comune (named Comune
Comune
di Roma Capitale). Rome
Rome
also serves as the capital of the Lazio
Lazio
region. With 2,874,558 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi),[1] it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union
European Union
by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents.[2] Rome
Rome
is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber
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La Repubblica
la Repubblica (English: the Republic) is an Italian daily general-interest newspaper. It was founded in 1976 in Rome
Rome
by Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso
L'Espresso
(now known as GEDI Gruppo Editoriale) and led by Eugenio Scalfari, Carlo Caracciolo and Arnoldo Mondadori
Mondadori
Editore
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Byzantine Empire
The Byzantine
Byzantine
Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, was the continuation of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the East during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople
Constantinople
(modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.[2] During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe
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Edoardo Sanguineti
Edoardo Sanguineti
Edoardo Sanguineti
(9 December 1930 – 18 May 2010) was a Genoese poet, writer and academic, universally considered one of the major Italian authors of the second half of the twentieth century.Contents1 Biography 2 Death 3 Works 4 Translations 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] During the 1960s he was a leader of the neo avant-garde Gruppo 63 movement, founded in 1963 at Solunto. He was also an active translator of Joyce, Molière, Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, and select Greek and Latin authors. From 1979 until 1983, Sanguineti was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. He was elected as an independent on the list of the PCI. He was an atheist.[2] Death[edit] Sanguineti died on 18 May 2010 at Villa Scassi Hospital in Genoa following emergency surgery for an abdominal aneurysm
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Postmodernism
Postmodernism
Postmodernism
is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.[1][2][3] The term has also more generally been applied to the historical era following modernity, and the tendencies of this era.[4] While encompassing a disparate variety of approaches, postmodernism is typically defined by an attitude of skepticism, irony, or rejection toward the meta-narratives and ideologies of modernism, and often calls into question various assumptions of Enlightenment
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Marxism
Marxism
Marxism
is a method of socioeconomic analysis that frames capitalism through a paradigm of exploitation, analyzes class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation. It originates from the works of 19th century German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marxism
Marxism
uses a methodology known as historical materialism to analyze and critique the development of capitalism and the role of class struggles in systemic economic change
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Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco
OMRI (/ˈɛkoʊ/; Italian: [umˈbɛrto ˈɛːko]; 5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is best known internationally for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, topped the bestseller charts in Italy.[2] Eco also wrote academic texts, children's books, and essays
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Historical Novel
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. Historical fiction can be an umbrella term; though commonly used as a synonym for describing the historical novel; the term can be applied to works in other narrative formats, such as those in the performing and visual arts like theatre, opera, cinema and television, as well as video games and graphic novels. An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, social conditions and other details of the period depicted.[1] Authors also frequently choose to explore notable historical figures in these settings, allowing readers to better understand how these individuals might have responded to their environments
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