Stefano Benni





Stefano Benni


Born
in Bologna, Italy
August 12, 1947

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Stefano Benni (born August 12, 1947 in Bologna) is an Italian satirical writer, poet and journalist. His books have been translated into around 20 foreign languages and scored notable commercial success. He sold 2,5 million copies of his books in Italy.

He has contributed to Panorama (Italian magazine), Linus (magazine), La Repubblica, il manifesto among others. In 1989 he directed the film Musica per vecchi animali.

Average rating: 3.73 · 22,546 ratings · 1,147 reviews · 79 distinct worksSimilar authors
Il bar sotto il mare

3.82 avg rating — 2,755 ratings — published 1987 — 25 editions
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La Compagnia dei Celestini

3.81 avg rating — 2,456 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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Bar Sport

3.71 avg rating — 2,350 ratings — published 1976 — 10 editions
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Terra!

3.82 avg rating — 1,323 ratings — published 1983 — 18 editions
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Margherita Dolce Vita

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3.68 avg rating — 1,959 ratings — published 2005 — 16 editions
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Saltatempo

4.01 avg rating — 1,218 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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Elianto

4.03 avg rating — 1,084 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Achille piè veloce

3.73 avg rating — 955 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Baol. Una tranquilla notte ...

3.75 avg rating — 794 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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La grammatica di Dio. Stori...

3.62 avg rating — 862 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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“[M]y favorite teacher was explaining that you don't say but however. These are pleonasms: the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. There are times in life that are very but however.”
Stefano Benni, Margherita Dolce Vita

“Destiny cuts
the cake of love,
Three slices to some,
To others, a crumb.”
Stefano Benni, Margherita Dolce Vita

“If you meet an angel, you will have not peace, but a fever.”
Stefano Benni, Margherita Dolce Vita

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