|About the Book|
Co-founder of the Gruppo 63. Luigi Malerba (born Luigi Bonardi- November 11, 1927 – May 8, 2008) was an Italian author who wrote short stories (often written with Tonino Guerra), historical novels, and screenplays, and who co-founded the Gruppo 63, based on Marxism and Structuralism. Umberto Eco said that Malerba was defined post-modern, but thats not all true, because he is maliciously ironic, unpredictable, and ambiguous. He was one of the most important exponents of the Italian literary moviment called Neoavanguardia, along with Balestrini, Sanguineti, and Manganelli.He was the first writer to win the Prix Médicis étranger in 1970. He also won the Brancati Prize in 1979, the Grinzane Cavour Prize in 1989 (with Stefano Jacomuzzi and Raffaele La Capria), the Viareggio Prize and the Feronia Prize in 1992.