Alberto Savinio

Cristina La Bella (Università di Roma 'La Sapienza')
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Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico, who adopted the pseudonym of Alberto Savinio, an Italianization of the name of the French polymath and translator Albert Savine, is one of the most prolific Italian authors of the twentieth century. André Breton placed him among the initiators of French Surrealism, along with his brother, the painter Giorgio de Chirico, in the

Antologie de l’humour noir

[Anthology of Black Humor] (1940). Multifaceted and cosmopolitan, Savinio engaged in every form of expression and communication: from journalism to literature, from music to painting. His literary production was exceptionally varied: he composed five operas and authored at least forty-seven books, including autobiographies, memoirs, and theatrical pieces. Savinio’s works are heavily experimental…

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Citation: La Bella, Cristina. "Alberto Savinio". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 January 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14177, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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