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Luigi Malerba

Biography

Luigi Malerba was born Luigi Banardi in Berceto in 1927. His family ran a farm there. He took a degree in law at the University of Parma but then moved to Rome, where he worked in advertising and wrote screenplays and co-directed a film. He became involved with the Gruppo 63 movement. He co-founded Cooperativa Scrittori [Writers Cooperative], an alternative to the mainstream publishers and their first book was a report of a parliamentary commission on the Mafia. He has written for several newspapers and written novels, children’s books, short stories and criticism. He died in 2008.

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Bibliography

1963 La scoperta dell’alfabeto
1966 Il serpente (The Serpent)
1968 Salto mortale (What Is This Buzzing, Do You Hear It Too?)
1973 Il protagonista [The Protagonist]
1973 Come il cane divento amico dell’uomo (children’s)
1974 Le rose imperiali
1975 Mozziconi
1977 Le parole abbandonate. Un repertorio dialettale emiliano
1977 Pinocchio con gli stivali (children’s))
1977 Storiette
1977 Storie dell’anno Mille (with Tonino Guerra) (children’s)
1978 Il pataffio
1979 Dopo il pescecane
1980 Le galline pensierose
1981 Diario di un sognatore (children’s)
1982 C’era una volta la città di Lumi
1984 Storiette tascabili (children’s)
1985 Cina Cina
1986 Nuove storie dell’anno Mille (with Tonino Guerra) (children’s)
1986 Il pianeta azzurro [The Blue Planet]
1988 I cani di Gerusalemme (with Fabio Carpi)
1988 Testa d’argento
1990 Il fuoco Greco [Greek Fire]
1992 Le pietre volanti
1993 Il viaggiatore sedentario
1993 La storia e la gloria : e altri racconti (children’s)
1995 Le maschere
1996 Che vergogna scrivere
1997 Itaca per sempre
1997 Interviste impossibili
1997 Avventure
1999 La superficie di Eliane
2001 Città e dintorni (collected short writings)
2002 Il circolo di Granada
2002 La composizione del sogno
2003 Testa d’argento
2004 Le lettere di Ottavia
2005 Ti saluto filosofia
2006 Fantasmi romani
2008 Parole al vento
2009 Diario delle delusioni
2009 Raccomandata Espresso
2011 Le parole abbandonate: un repertorio dialettale emiliano
2012 Ai poeti non si spara: testi teatrali
2012 Qualcosa di grave: testi teatrali