Mario Rigoni Stern





Mario Rigoni Stern


Born
in Asiago, Italy
November 01, 1921

Died
June 16, 2008

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Mario Rigoni Stern was an Italian author and World War II veteran.

His first novel Il sergente nella neve, published in 1953 (and the following year in English as The Sergeant in the Snow), draws on his own experience as a Sergeant Major in the Alpini corp during the disastrous retreat from Russia in the World War II. It is his only work to be translated into English and Spanish.

Other well-known works also include Le stagioni di Giacomo (Giacomo's Seasons), Storia di Tönle (The Story of Tönle), and the collection of short stories Sentieri sotto la neve (Paths Beneath the Snow).

He was awarded the Premio Campiello and the Premio Bagutta for Storia di Tönle, and the Italian PEN prize for Sentieri sotto la neve.

Average rating: 3.99 · 1,550 ratings · 121 reviews · 43 distinct works · Similar authors
Il sergente nella neve

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4.02 avg rating — 522 ratings — published 1953 — 14 editions
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Il sergente nella neve; Rit...

4.22 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1953 — 4 editions
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Il bosco degli urogalli

3.68 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1962 — 4 editions
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Stagioni

3.52 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Le stagioni di Giacomo

3.74 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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L'ultima partita a carte

3.94 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Quota Albania

3.93 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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Sentieri sotto la neve

3.90 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Uomini, boschi e api

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Arboreto salvatico

3.59 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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The Story of Tönle
Trilogia dell'Altopiano (1 book)
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3.79 avg rating — 34 ratings

“«E a sera, attorno al fuoco, fumando trinciato forte, ci raccontavamo storie e vicende della vita [...]
Lassù la montagna è silenziosa e deserta. La neve che in questi giorni è caduta abbondante ha cancellato i sentieri dei pastori, le aie dei carbonai, le trincee della Grande guerra, le avventure dei cacciatori. E sotto quella neve vivono i miei ricordi».”
Mario Rigoni Stern, Sentieri sotto la neve

“Forse in quel giovane soldato bruciato dal sole dei ghiacciai vedeva il mitico alpino delle canzoni e della retorica di allora e io, per una ragazza così bella che viveva in un’Italia così bella, pensavo che forse era pure bello dare la vita.”
Mario Rigoni Stern, L'ultima partita a carte