Carlo Collodi

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Collodi, Carlo


(pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini). Born Nov. 24, 1826, in Florence; died there Oct. 26, 1890. Italian writer.

Collodi participated in the national liberation movement, particularly the Revolution of 1848. He wrote stories, journalistic sketches, and comic scenes, which are collected in Sketches (1880), Eyes and Noses (1881), and Merry Stories (1887).

The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Marionette (1880; Russian translations, 1908, 1924, and 1959), his children’s tale, became world famous. The story interweaves motifs from Italian folk tales and real life. It is about a puppet come to life, a mischievous and lazy boy, who by the story’s end begins to work and turns into a real person. It is a humorous tale with a democratic spirit. A. Tolstoy based The Golden Key (1936) on The Adventures of Pinocchio.


Giannettino. Florence, 1876.
Note gaie. Florence, 1892.


Desideri, S. Collodi. Rome-Genoa, 1948.
Bertacchini, R. Collodi narratore. Pisa, 1961.
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Carlo Collodi, alias Carlo Lorenzini, creatore del leggendario burattino e autore del testo Le avventure di Pinocchio, non solo sarebbe orgoglioso della pubblicazione del testo di Paola Nastri e Francesca Cadel ma sarebbe profondamente loro grato per aver messo a buon uso il suo scritto.
Students of the Italian School in Jeddah presented an act from one of the celebrated Italian books ever "The adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Lorenzini. Known as Collodi, the children's classic has spawned hundreds of editions, stage plays and movies.
While Walt Disney's 1940 animated film Pinocchio is a sugary adaptation of the familiar tale of a wooden puppet who learns life's lessons the hard way, British composer Jonathan Dove's two-act opera The Adventure of Pinocchio skillfully mixes both the fantastic and the sinister in his adaptation of Italian author Carlo Lorenzini's (better known as Carlo Collodi) beloved 1881 children's story.
Certo e che, quando Carlo Lorenzini detto Collodi comincio a scrivere la sua storia per l'infanzia e un uomo di cinquantacinque anni, scettico e disilluso.
Florence-born writer and journalist Carlo Lorenzini -better known as simply Collodi - couldn't have known how his allegorical story would, like his subject, develop such an all-powerful life of its own.
Carolo Colloid is the pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini (1826-1890), an Italian journalist whose translations of French fairy tales in the late 1870s became so popular that he wrote his own, "Le Avventure di Pinocchio" (The Adventures of Pinocchio) in 1881 which went on to become a children's classic around the world and in 1940 was the basis for the animated film by Walt Disney.
Carlo Lorenzini, under his pen name of Collodi, wrote the cautionary children's story.
Carlo Lorenzini, wrote the story under his pen name of Collodi.
Paulo Lorenzini, nephew of Pinocchio's original author, Carlo Lorenzini, tried but failed to get the Italian Government to sue Disney for making Pinocchio "too American" in his 1940 film.