Massimo Bontempelli

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BornMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_1_0 (1878-05-12)12 May 1878

ComoMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_1_1

DiedMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_2_0 21 July 1960(1960-07-21) (aged 82)

RomeMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_2_1

OccupationMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_3_0 novelist, short story writer, journalist, playwright, composerMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_3_1
NationalityMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_4_0 ItalianMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_4_1
GenreMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_5_0 Novel, short storyMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_5_1
Literary movementMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_6_0 Magical realismMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_6_1
Notable worksMassimo Bontempelli_header_cell_0_7_0 The Chess Set in the MirrorMassimo Bontempelli_cell_0_7_1

Massimo Bontempelli (12 May 1878 – 21 July 1960) was an Italian poet, playwright, novelist and composer. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_0

He was influential in developing and promoting the literary style known as magical realism. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_1

Life Massimo Bontempelli_section_0

Bontempelli graduated from the University of Turin in 1903. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_2

He taught elementary school for seven years, doing his writing on the side, but abandoned teaching for journalism when he could not secure a position at a secondary school. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_3

He served as a war correspondent during World War I. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_4

After the war, he settled in Milan and became interested in the literary styles of futurism and magical realism. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_5

In 1926, he, along with Curzio Malaparte, founded the journal "900". Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_6

James Joyce, Max Jacob, and Rainer Maria Rilke sat on the editorial committee and Virginia Woolf and Blaise Cendrars were among the contributors. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_7

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Bontempelli was close to the fascism. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_8

He served as a secretary of the fascist writers' union and spent time abroad lecturing on Italian culture. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_9

However, in 1938 he refused to accept a university post formerly held by a Jewish professor and was kicked out of the Fascist party, drifting towards Communism. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_10

After World War II, Bontempelli won a Senate race on the Popular Democratic Front ticket but the results were voided when his fascist ties were discovered. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_11

In 1953, Bontempelli's "L'amante Fedele" won the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_12

After years of declining health, Bontempelli died in Rome in 1960. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_13

Works[7] Massimo Bontempelli_section_1

Works in English translation Massimo Bontempelli_section_2

— The Living Age, 1 October 1926, pp. 68–71. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_14

— The Living Age, 1 July 1927, pp. 44–47. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_15

— The Living Age, 15 September 1927, pp. 549–551. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_16

— The Living Age, 15 April 1928, pp. 720–722. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_17

— The Living Age, 15 March 1930, pp. 115–120. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_18

— Letters of Introduction Translated by W.L. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_19

Dale. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_20

The Cornhill Magazine, No. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_21

1030, Winter 1961/62 pages 268-271. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_22

— Dea by Dea. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_23

Translated by Anthony Oldcorn in Twentieth-Century Italian Drama: An Anthology, the First Fifty Years, ed. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_24

Jane House and Antonio Attisani (New York: Columbia UP, 1995). Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_25

—Separations: Two Novels of Mothers and Children (Figlio di due madri / The Boy with Two Mothers and Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli / The Life and Death of Adria and Her Children). Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_26

Translated by Estelle Gilson. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_27

McPherson & Co, 2000. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_28

— The Divine Miss D and Genuine Minnie in The Italian Theater of the Grotesque. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_29

A New Theater for the Twentieth Century: An Anthology, ed. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_30

and trans. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_31

Jack D. Street and Rod Umlas (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2003). Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_32

—The Chess Set in the Mirror (La scacchiera davanti allo specchio). Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_33

Translated by Estelle Gilson. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_34

Illustrated by Sergio Tofano. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_35

Paul Dry Books, 2006. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_36

—The Faithful Lover (L'amante fedele). Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_37

Translated by Estelle Gilson with an introduction by Luigi Fontanella. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_38

Host Publications, 2007, —On A Locomotive & Other Runaway Tales. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_39

Translated by Gilbert Alter-Gilbert. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_40

Xenos Book, 2013. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_41

—. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_42

Translation and introduction by Patricia Gaborik. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_43

Italica Press, 2013. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_44

Also includes Stormcloud and Cinderella. Massimo Bontempelli_sentence_45

See also Massimo Bontempelli_section_3

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