Erri De Luca


Born
in Napoli, Italy
May 20, 1950

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Upon completing high school in 1968 Erri De Luca joined the radical left-wing movement Lotta Continua. After the organization's disbandment he worked as a blue collar at the Fiat factory in Turin and at the Catania airport. He also was as a truck driver and a mason, working in job sites in Italy, France and Africa. He rode relief convoys in Yugoslavia during the war between 1993 and 1999.

He is self-taught in several languages including Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish.

De Luca is a passionate mountain climber. A reclusive character, he currently lives in a remote cottage in the countryside of Rome.

Although he never stopped writing since he was 20, his first book is published in 1989, Non ora, non qui (Not now, not here). Many more books followed,
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“أعمق فراغ رأيته في حياتي، هو فراغ جدار كان يسند مكتبة مُباعة.”
Erri De Luca, Il giorno prima della felicità

“تلك الكتب تُجسّد حياة من اشتراها ورغباته ونزواته، وسعادته برؤية ثقافته الخاصة تنمو سنتمترًا كل يوم كأنها شجرة.”
Erri De Luca, Il giorno prima della felicità

“الكتب تحمل بصمات صاحبها أكثر من ثيابه وأحذيته.”
Erri De Luca, Il giorno prima della felicità

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