Elio Vittorini

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Elio Vittorini


Born
in Syracuse, Italy
July 23, 1908

Died
February 02, 1966


Elio Vittorini (July 23, 1908 - February 12, 1966) was an Italian writer and novelist. He was a contemporary of Cesare Pavese and an influential voice in the modernist school of novel writing. His best-known work is the anti-fascist novel Conversations in Sicily, for which he was jailed when it was published in 1941. The first U.S. edition of the novel, published in 1949, included an introduction from Ernest Hemingway, whose style influenced Vittorini and that novel in particular.

Vittorini was born in Syracuse, Sicily, and throughout his childhood moved around Sicily with his father, a railroad worker. Several times he ran away from home, culminating in his leaving Sicily for good in 1924. For a brief period, he found employment as a constr
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Conversations in Sicily

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3.71 avg rating — 2,579 ratings — published 1937 — 67 editions
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Uomini e no

3.71 avg rating — 1,897 ratings — published 1945 — 28 editions
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Il garofano rosso

3.29 avg rating — 718 ratings — published 1933 — 20 editions
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Fil

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3.73 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1947 — 15 editions
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Sardegna come un'infanzia

3.58 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1932 — 12 editions
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Women Of Messina

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3.23 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1949 — 7 editions
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A Vittorini Omnibus: In Sic...

4.04 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1949 — 2 editions
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Le città del mondo

3.23 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1974 — 6 editions
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Americana

4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1942 — 3 editions
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Erica e i suoi Fratelli - L...

3.52 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1954 — 3 editions
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“Io so cosa vuol dire essere felice nella vita e la bontà dell'esistenza, il gusto dell'ora che passa e delle cose che si hanno intorno, pur senza muoversi, la bontà di amarle, le cose, fumando, e una donna in esse. Conosco la gioia di un pomeriggio d'estate a leggere un libro d'avventure cannibalesche seminudo in una chaiselongue davanti a una casa di collina che guardi il mare. E molte altre gioie insieme; di stare in un giardino in agguato e ascoltare che il vento muove le foglie appena (le più alte) di un albero; o in una sabbia sentirsi screpolate e crollare infinita esistenza di sabbia; o nel mondo popolato di galli levarsi prima dell'alba e nuotare, solo in tutta l'acqua del mondo, presso a una spiaggia rosa. E io non so cosa passa sul mio volto in quelle mie felicità, quando sento che si sta così bene a vivere: non so se una dolcezza assonnata o piuttosto sorriso. Ma quanto desiderio d'avere cose! Non soltanto mare o soltanto sole e non soltanto una donna e il cuore di lei sotto le labbra. Terre anche! Isole! Ecco: io posso trovarmi nella mia calma, al sicuro, nella mia stanza dove la finestra è rimasta tutta la notte spalancata e d'improvviso svegliarmi al rumore del primo tram mattutino; è nulla un tram: un carrozzone che rotola, ma il mondo è deserto attorno e in quell'aria creata appena, tutto è diverso da ieri, ignoto a me, e una nuova terra m'assale.”
Elio Vittorini

“Perché si chiamava civile una guerra in cui due fratelli potevano trovarsi uno contro l'altro? Non si sarebbe dovuto chiamarla, anzi, incivile?”
Elio Vittorini, Uomini e no
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“and the words were night in the night and we were shadows.”
Elio Vittorini

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