Giuseppe Pederiali was an Italian writer whose novels mixed reality and fantasy, giving life to an Italian magical realism strongly rooted in the literary culture and landscape of the Po Valley. Pederiali gained considerable literary success during his lifetime, both nationally and internationally, with some of his work translated into English, French, Russian, and Japanese.

Pederiali was born on 16 July 1937 in Finale Emilia, a town in the lower Po Valley on the border between the provinces of Modena, Ferrara, and Bologna. At sixteen, having lost both his parents, he enrolled in the Italian Navy Petty Officer Academy (CEMM). In 1955, he boarded the cruiser Raimondo Montecuccoli, which was sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, and was subsequently transferred to the ship Rampino, which served

988 words

Citation: Baja Guarienti, Carlo. "Giuseppe Pederiali". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 October 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=15017, accessed 15 April 2024.]

15017 Giuseppe Pederiali 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.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.