Giorgio Scerbanenco was born in Kyiv in 1911 and died in Milan in 1969. His Italian mother relocated with him to Rome when he was only six months old. His Ukrainian father, a teacher of Classics, tried unsuccessfully to join them after the Russian revolution exploded in 1917. When Giorgio and his mother went back to Ukraine in 1921, they discovered that the Bolsheviks had murdered him. After their return to Rome, indigence and deprivation marked their lives until they moved to Milan in search of better fortune in a city that offered more opportunities. In Milan, Giorgio worked many odd jobs, such as street market workhand, shop assistant, and stretcher-bearer in ambulances. While these odd jobs prevented the young Giorgio from devoting himself entirely to writing, they also offered him a…

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Citation: Seno, Cosetta. "Giorgio Scerbanenco". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 December 2020 [, accessed 04 March 2024.]

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