Pier Vittorio Tondelli is a towering figure in contemporary Italian literature. Although his narrative production was cut short by his premature death, he played a key role both as an author and as a promoter of literature. As a result of his various editorial activities a new generation of very young writers (including often neglected female authors) began to be noticed by critics and readers alike. Tondelli was born in Correggio, a small town not far from Bologna, in 1955. He attended the DAMS, a very prestigious branch of the University of Bologna focusing primarily on performing arts. One of his mentors while studying there was the famous critic/writer Umberto Eco. Tondelli was greatly influenced by his academic experience, as is demonstrated by the interest he developed for…

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Citation: Mazzola, Claudio. "Pier Vittorio Tondelli". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 August 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12688, accessed 06 December 2023.]

12688 Pier Vittorio Tondelli 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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