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My First Seven Years (Plus a Few More)

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An extraordinary coming-of-age memoir by the Nobel-Prize-winning playwright
My First Seven Years is Dario Fo's fantastic, enchanting memoir of his youthspent in Northern Italy on the shores of Lago Maggiore. As a child, Fo grew up in a picturesque village teeming with glass-blowers, smugglers and storytellers.Of his teenage years, Fo recounts the struggles of the Fasci
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2002)
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Fo, Dario. MY FIRST SEVEN YEARS (plus a few more). (2006). ****. Where have I been? Here’s a man – an Italian no less – who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997 and I hadn’t even heard of him. Fo began working in the theater as an actor and a comic in 1951. He then went on to write plays of a satirical nature, mostly directed against the establishment. It is these plays for which he became famous. This is a book of memoirs, though it quickly eludes its title. The author tells us: “I rememb ...more
Jul 31, 2014 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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If you are a fan of Dario Fo, and interested in Italy immediately before, during and after the 2nd World War, this book is for you. Otherwise, maybe not. But I've rarely read such a cheerful, upbeat book, while not avoiding or denying life's tragedies. Fo remembers a lovely childhood, lots of friends, a loving family! security. His accounts of growing up in rural northern Italy are delightful. And his accounts of becoming the wonderful artist, performer writer are also fascinating.
Maria Grazia
Non sono appassionata di autobiografie, le trovo un po' troppo autoreferenziali, e in qualche punto anche questa lo è, ma si tratta pur sempre di Dario Fo, e lui è un tale genio che riesce a rendere piacevolissimo ed esilarante anche questo genere sgradito.
Così ci racconta la sua infanzia sulle sponde del Lago Maggiore, in mezzo ai personaggi più improbabili, e con vicende hanno costituito il suo immenso bagaglio culturale.
Però un genio nasce genio, altrimenti tutti i ragazzini cresciuti nelle m
good for some of the details/tidbits/characters, but overall, it's not a good memoir.
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Dario Fo is an Italian satirist, playwright, theater director, actor, and composer. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997. In 2007 he was ranked Joint Seventh with Stephen Hawking in The Telegraph's list of 100 greatest living geniuses. His dramatic work employs comedic methods of the ancient Italian commedia dell'arte, a theatrical style popular with the proletarian classes. He curre ...more
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