Erri De Luca

Myriam Swennen Ruthenberg (Florida Atlantic University)
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Born in Naples in 1950, Erri De Luca is considered one of the most unique and prolific voices of Italy’s literary scene. Now translated into over thirty languages, his writings as storyteller, novelist, essayist, scriptwriter, playwright, and translator from Ancient Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian have earned him a dignified place among writers, philosophers, biblical scholars, and cultural critics alike. The award-winning author lives outside Rome in a self-built home that currently houses the Fondazione Erri De Luca. Mountain climbing is his favorite pastime.

 As storyteller, novelist, and essayist, De Luca writes in a highly poetic, visceral prose that engages all the senses and draws inspiration from personal memory, orally delivered stories, and events and observations ranging from

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Citation: Swennen Ruthenberg, Myriam. "Erri De Luca". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 February 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14162, accessed 23 June 2024.]

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