Alvaro, Corrado

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Alvaro, Corrado


Born Apr. 15, 1895, in San Luca; died June 11, 1956, in Rome. Italian writer.

A participant in World War I, Alvaro published his first book, Poetry in Khaki, a collection of verse, in 1917. His best work is the novella People From Aspromonte (1930), a realistic depiction of peasant life in Calabria during the Italian Fascist regime. The novel Brief Youth (1946) is marked by refined psychology, and the book Almost All My Life (1954) is the writer’s diary from the years 1927–47.


Settantaeinque racconti. Milan, 1955.
In Russian translation:
Revnost’ i drugie rasskazy. Moscow, 1960.


Potapova, Z. M. “Realisticheskie traditsii v ital’ianskoi literature 30–kh gg.” In Zarubezhnaia literatura 30–kh gg. XX v. Moscow, 1969.
Falqui, E. Prosatori e narratori del novecento italiano. Turin, 1950.
Salinari, C. Preludio e fine del realismo in Italia. [Naples,] 1967.


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