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Carlo Emilio Gadda
Birth: Nov. 14, 1893
Milan
Provincia di Milano
Lombardia, Italy
Death: May 21, 1973
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy

Author. Although trained as an electrical engineer, Gadda devoted his energies to writing. His difficult style, deliberately obscure, precludes a wide audience. A fascination with words led him to use phonetic tricks (e.g., deliberate misspellings, dialects) to distort and mock formal writing and produce a fresh realism. Gadda's early works are collected in I sogni e la folgore (1955). His best-known novel is Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1957, tr. That Awful Mess on Via Merulana, 1965). His Acquainted with Grief appeared in English in 1969.  (bio by: Memento Mori) 
 
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Qui nel cuore antico/e sempre vivo/di sogni e d'utopie/Roma da' asilo/alle spoglie di/Carlo Emilio Gadda/geniale e studioso artista/dalle forti passioni/morali e civili/signore della prosa/Milano 1893 - Roma 1973
 
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Campo Cestio
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: Memento Mori
Record added: Jul 31, 2005
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