Giorgio Scerbanenco, Venere privata [A Private Venus]

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Giorgio Scerbanenco, born in Kiyv in 1911, is considered one of Italian Noir’s founding fathers. He was rediscovered in the 1990s thanks to the Giovani Cannibali [Young Cannibals] literary movement which adopted similar narrative strategies and dealt with similar themes, albeit in a much more contemporary Italy.

Scerbanenco’s most famous noir series was set in Milan and published by Garzanti between 1966 and 1969. Venere privata [A Private Venus], is the first novel of the series which finally granted the Ukrainian-born author success and financial serenity as well as longstanding fame and posterity. Unfortunately, Scerbanenco died in 1969 and could not enjoy the …

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Citation: Seno, Cosetta. "Venere privata". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39306, accessed 06 February 2023.]

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