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Maurizio Maggiani

Biography

Maurizio Maggiani was born in Castelnuovo Magra in 1951. He worked at numerous odd jobs, then he took up literature and journalism, publishing his first novel in 1989, an autobiographical work, though his first real success came in 1995 with Il coraggio del pettirosso [The Courage of the Robin], translated into various languages, but not English. As well as novels, he has collaborated on an opera and written books on travel and history He was initially close to the anarchists but has moved away from them in recent years. None of his work has been translated into English.

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Maurizio Maggiani (in Italian)
Maurizio Maggiani (in Italian)
Interview (in Italian)

Bibliography

1989 Màuri, màuri (novel)
1990 Vi ho già tutti sognato una volta (novel)
1992 Felice alla guerra (novel)
1995 Il coraggio del pettirosso (novel)
1998 La regina disadorna (novel)
2000 Un contadino in mezzo al mare (travel)
2002 È stata una vertigine (novel)
2005 Il viaggiatore notturno (novel)
2007 Mi sono perso a Genova (travel)
2010 Meccanica celeste (novel)
2011 Quello che ancora vive (history)
2014 I figli della Repubblica. Un’invettiva (history)
2014 Il coraggio del pettirosso (story)
2015 Il romanzo della nazione [The Novel of the Nation] (novel)
2016 La zecca e la rosa. Vivario di un naturalista domestico (novel)
2018 L’amore (novel)
2018 Sempre (story – with Luigi Verdi )
2021 L’eterna gioventù (novel)