Giovanni Arpino





Giovanni Arpino

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born
in Pula, Istria, Italy
January 27, 1927

died
December 10, 1987


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Giovanni Arpino was an Italian writer and journalist
Born in Pula (in Istria, then part of Italy) to Piedmontese parents, Arpino moved to Bra in the Province of Cuneo. Here he married Caterina Brero before moving to Turin, where he would remain for the rest of his life.
He graduated in 1951 with a thesis on the Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, and the following year made his literary debut with the novel Sei stato felice, Giovanni, published by Einaudi. He also took up sports journalism, writing for the daily papers La Stampa and Il Giornale; together with Gianni Brera at the La Gazzetta dello Sport he brought a new literary quality to Italian writing on sport. His most important work in this line was the 1977 football novel Azzurro tenebra. Arpi
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Average rating: 3.30 · 323 ratings · 39 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
Scent of a Woman
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3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1969 — 12 editions
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La suora giovane
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1959 — 6 editions
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Azzurro tenebra
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings
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Il fratello italiano
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1980 — 3 editions
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Un delitto d'onore
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1961 — 4 editions
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Une Âme Perdue
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Le Mille e Una Italia
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1973
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L'ombra delle colline
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1962 — 4 editions
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Rafè e Micropiede
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1988
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Una nuvola dira
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1962
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“Mai tii minte cat visai? Mai visezi?”
Giovanni Arpino, Il Buio e Il Miele

“Înţelege tot. Eu îl insult şi el mă urăşte. Sau invers" rîdea el.”
Giovanni Arpino, Il Buio e Il Miele

“Curaj am. Dar e atat de mare frica.”
Giovanni Arpino, Scent of a Woman