Antonio Moresco

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Antonio Moresco
Born (1947-10-30)30 October 1947
Mantua
Occupation Writer
Nationality Italian
Genre Fiction, Essay

Antonio Moresco (born 30 October 1947 in Mantua) is an Italian writer.

Defined as one of the founding fathers of a new line of Italian literature that moves beyond post-modernity, and likened to Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon,[1] he has been described by Roberto Saviano as "a literary patrimony".[2]

His first publications appeared late in his career, after he had been turned down by several publishers. His output is centred on the monumental trilogy Giochi dell'eternità, whose three volumes are: Gli esordi (Feltrinelli 1998, republished by Mondadori in 2011 – 673 pages), Canti del caos (part 1 by Feltrinelli in 2001, part 2 by Rizzoli in 2003; republished by Mondadori in 2009 – 1072 pages), and Gli increati (Mondadori 2015).

Works

  • Clandestinità (Bollati Boringhieri, 1993)
  • La cipolla (Bollati Boringhieri, 1995)
  • Lettere a nessuno (Bollati Boringhieri, 1997)
  • Gli esordi (Feltrinelli, 1998)
  • La visione (conversation with Carla Benedetti, KKP, 1999)
  • Il vulcano (Bollati Boringhieri, 1999)
  • Storia d'amore e di specchi (Portofranco, 2000)
  • La santa (theatre play, Bollati Boringhieri, 2000)
  • Canti del caos (part I, Feltrinelli, 2001)
  • L'invasione (Rizzoli, 2002)
  • Canti del caos (part II, Rizzoli, 2003)
  • Lo sbrego (Holden Maps – Bur, Rizzoli, 2005)
  • Scritti di viaggio, di combattimento e di sogno (Fanucci, 2005)
  • Zio Demostene (Effigie, 2005)
  • Merda e luce (Effigie, 2007)
  • Le favole della Maria (Einaudi, 2007)
  • Zingari di merda (Effigie, 2008)
  • Lettere a nessuno (parts I and II, Einaudi, 2008)
  • Canti del caos (parts I, II and III, Mondadori, 2009)
  • Gli incendiati (Mondadori, 2010)
  • Il combattimento (Mondadori, 2012) – includes Clandestinità, La cipolla and three short stories, La camera blu, La buca and Il re
  • La Lucina (Mondadori, 2013) - English translation by Richard Dixon: Distant Light (Archipelago, 2016)
  • Tutto d'un fiato (XS Mondadori (ebook), 2013)
  • Fiaba d'amore (Mondadori, 2014)
  • Gli increati (Mondadori, 2015)
  • L'addio (Giunti, 2016)

Collaborations

  • Controinsurrezioni (Mondadori, 2008), with Valerio Evangelisti
  • Otto preghierine per una nuova vita (Scuola di Urbino, 2012), illustrated by Giuliano Della Casa
  • Fiabe (SEM Milan, 2017), illustrated by Nicola Samorì

External links

  • Il primo amore, on line review

References

  1. ^ Giuseppe Genna, Financial Times, 8th February 2004.
  2. ^ Television interview with Daria Bignardi, “L’era glaciale”, RAI Due, 29\09\2009.


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