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In over half a century since his last book appeared, only vestiges of the Florence that novelist, playwright and poet Vasco Pratolini described in his books remain, but that in no way diminishes their importance; indeed, quite the contrary.

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Her writing focuses on modern Italy, its people, its history and its customs. With little formal education, he apprenticed as a typographer at the age of Strengthened by its efforts to survive, by the heroism of the partisan struggle, by the spread of socialist ideas throughout the country and by a thirst for social justice, neorealism reached its peak in the vadco and s.

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Inhe founded, with Alfonso Gatto, the journal Campo di Marte, which lasted less than a year before the fascists shut it down. July Click [show] for important translation instructions.

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Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. A printer, waiter, qkartiere, journalist and teacher: Cronaca familiare also belongs to those years and tells about the private intimate relationship with his deceased brother, recalling via della Pergola, via Ricasoli, piazza del Carmine and porta San Lorenzo. Recipients of the Viareggio Prize. Current issue TF December A model attribution edit summary using German: After moving to Rome inPratolini worked at the department of education and began contributing to several newspapers.

Vasco Pratolini 19 October — 12 January was an Italian writer of the 20th century.

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Born inin the popular Florentine neighbourhood of San Frediano, Vasco Pratolini was one of the most significant interpreters of 20th-century Italian literature.

Highlights Where to go What to do Plan your trip close equalizer. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pratolini died in Rome in Some of those workers, such as Metello, were imprisoned at the Murate jail, which has now made room for restaurants and flats.

Vasco Pratolini right with the Italian writer Luigi Silori Although it originated in the s, neorealism did not fully emerge in Italy until after the end of World War II because, in conflict with party ideology, the fascist regime had suppressed it for nearly two decades.

Pratolini went back Rome, where he published Metello, the famous historical novel included in the trilogy Una storia italiana [An Italian Story], which contains two other novels: Between andhe frequently changed jobs, from factory worker to street vendor, hotel porter to travelling salesman, until he decided to study and educate himself.


For a break from Florence nightlife, Bologna beckons Where to eat, drink and dance in the student city Kate Mani. His work is based on firm political principles and much of it is rooted in the ordinary life and sentiments of ordinary, modest working-class people in Florence.

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In addition, his unembellished narrative of the lives and sentiments of ordinary people made him a major figure in Italian neorealism, on a par with such authors as Alberto Moravia, Carlo Levi and Cesare Pavese, and vxsco directors of the calibre of Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Luchino Visconti.

During his lifetime, Pratolini wrote 19 novels, two plays, a book of poetry, and many radio and film scripts.

This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat kl He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times. Travelling the via Pisana. Its recurring themes, often fuelled with the Marxist ideal of a classless society, centred on the value of the common man, his fight to maintain his dignity and his belief in solidarity in a predominantly brutal and unjust world.

He then moved to Rome, where he published his first short stories Il tappeto verde [The Green carpet] and took part in the Resistance.