Vasco Pratolini

Vasco Pratolini (October 19 1913 - January 12 1991) was one of the most noted Italian writers of the twentieth century.

Born in Florence, Pratolini worked at various jobs before entering the literary world thanks to his acquaintance with Elio Vittorini. In 1938 he founded, together with Alfonso Gatto, the magazine "Campo di Marte". His work is based on firm political principles and much of it is rooted in the ordinary life and sentiments of ordinary, modest working-class people in Florence.

During World War II he fought with the Italian partisans against the German occupation. After the war he also worked in the cinema, collaborating as screenwriter to films such as Luchino Visconti's "Rocco e i suoi fratelli ", Roberto Rossellini's "Paisà" and Nanni Loy's "Le quattro giornate di Napoli". In 1954 and 1961 Valerio Zurlini turned two of his novels, "Le ragazze di San Frediano" and "Cronaca familiare", into films.

His most important literary works are the novels "Cronaca familiare" (1947), "Cronache di poveri amanti" (1947) and "Metello" (1955).

He died in Rome in 1991.

Works

* "Il tappeto verde" (1941)
* "Via de' magazzini" (1941)
* "Le amiche" (1943)
* "Il quartiere" (1943)
* "Cronaca familiare" (1947)
* "Cronache di poveri amanti" (1947)
* "Diario sentimentale" (1947)
* "Un eroe del nostro tempo" (1947)
* "Le ragazze di San Frediano" (1949)
* "La domenica della povera gente" (1952)
* "Lungo viaggio di Natale" (1954)
* "Metello" ( 1955)
* "Lo scialo" (1960)
* "La costanza della ragione" (1963)
* "Allegoria e derisione" (1966)
* "La mia città ha trent'anni" (1967)
* "Il mantello di Natascia" (1985)

External links

* [http://www.italica.rai.it/argomenti/grandi_narratori_900/speciale_pratolini.htm Biography] it icon


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