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Alberto Arbasino

Italian writer (1930-2020)

1930   -   2020

country of citizenship: Italy
native language: Italian
languages spoken, written or signed: Italian
educated at: University of Milan, Harvard University, University of Pavia
occupation: writer, journalist, politician
award received: Viareggio Prize, Bagutta Prize, Grand prix de la francophonie, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Italiques award
position held: member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic

Nino Alberto Arbasino (22 January 1930 – 22 March 2020) was an Italian writer, essayist, and politician. Among the protagonists of Group 63, his literary production has ranged from novels (Fratelli d'Italia of 1963, rewritten in 1976 and 1993) to essay (for example Un Paese senza, 1980). He considered himself an expressionist writer, and he considered Super Elagabalus his most surrealist and also his most expressionist book: "Especially for the descriptions of the places, which are always dreamlike and delusional".
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