Giuseppe Prezzolini’s many activities span several phases of contemporary history and connect Europe with America. In his twenties, as founder and director of the journal

La Voce

, he was a leading figure in Italian cultural debates. Later, he worked for the Paris-based International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation before moving to the United States, where he became director and professor at the Casa Italiana of Columbia University. He was also a journalist for Italian and American newspapers. During the 1960s, after living in America for more than thirty years, he returned to Europe where he continued his prolific activity. Writing and studying vigorously over more than eight decades, Prezzolini left behind some hundred books and more than 10,000 journal articles, characterized by…

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Citation: Pellizzato, Giulia. "Giuseppe Prezzolini". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 May 2019 [, accessed 15 July 2024.]

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