Were he to find himself the object of close scrutiny in the twenty-first century, Ennio Flaiano would undoubtedly squirm in discomfort, finding himself a most unlikely protagonist. When asked during an interview how a hypothetical entry on him in an encyclopedia of Italian literature might read, the writer flippantly responded: “Ennio Flaiano (Pescara 1910). Giornalista e sceneggiatore, autore anche di un romanzo,

Tempo di morire

(concediamo a quest’enciclopedia ipotetica una citazione inesatta). Scrittore minore satirico dell’Italia del benessere” [“Ennio Flaiano (Pescara 1910). Journalist and scriptwriter, author of a novel as well,

A Time to Die

(let us allow for an incorrect citation by this hypothetical encyclopedia). Minor satirical writer of affluent postwar Italy”]…

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Citation: Trubiano, Marisa. "Ennio Flaiano". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 March 2014 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12973, accessed 19 June 2024.]

12973 Ennio Flaiano 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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