Massimo Bontempelli





Massimo Bontempelli

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born
in Como, Italy
May 12, 1878

died
July 21, 1960

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Massimo Bontempelli was an Italian novelist, short story and theater writer, literary and art theorist and critic.

Best known for coining the literary term Magical Realism and creating its theoretical framework. His efforts to implement this specific poetics in his writings begin after his initial experiments, first with traditional poetry (Carduccian classicism) , then humorist, ironic stories (influenced by Pirandello) and short escapades in surrealism and futurism.
Despite forming a literary model for Magic Realism with his own novels and short stories, Bontempelli's importance as a Magic Realist writer is mainly neglected and overthrown in contemporary theories on Magic Realism. Only few authors (mostly Italian authors but A. C. Hegerfe
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Average rating: 3.74 · 291 ratings · 31 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
The Chess Set in the Mirror
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1922 — 4 editions
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La vita intensa
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1919 — 3 editions
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Separations: Two Novels of ...
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The Faithful Lover
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Gente nel tempo
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
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Nostra Dea e altre commedie
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1989
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Vita e morte di Adria e dei...
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1930
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Viaggi e scoperte, seguiti ...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Realismo magico e altri scr...
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006
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La mujer de mis sueños
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1925 — 2 editions
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