The Facing Autobiographies of Fellini and Calvino

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Thu, May 6, 2021. 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CEST. The lecture explores the parallel life stories of Calvino and Fellini and the concomitant evolution of their narrative styles. Calvino and Fellini are the two master narrators of Italian 20th century. Their experimental work in literature and cinema has powerfully mirrored Italy’s transition from Fascism to the post-war years and has impacted the creation of new aesthetic languages.

In this presentation, based on Calvino’s short story “The autobiography of a spectator”, Luca Cottini examines their parallel life journey and the concomitant evolution of their narrative styles.

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SOURCE: Italian Innovators, Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia

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