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I giovani cannibali (Young Cannibals)

A group of Italian writers who got together in the mid-1990s. They have moved beyond traditional literary forms and have been influenced by rock music, pulp fiction, comics, etc. They use crude and direct language and urban realism – drug addiction, homosexuality, shabby housing and the image of blood and disease. Writers associated with his group include Niccolò Ammaniti, Aldo Nove, Daniele Brolli, Giuseppe Caliceti, Raul Montanari, Simona Vinci, Daniele Luttazzi, Silvia Ballestra, Luisa Brancaccio, Francesca Mazzucato, Matteo Galiazzo, Isabella Santacroce, Carlo Lucarell and Enzo Bettiza.

Books on I giovani cannibali

Daniele Brolli (editor): Gioventù cannibale (in Italian)
Stefania Lucamante (editor): Italian Pulp Fiction. The New Narrative of the ‘Giovani Cannibali’ Writers
Arcangeli Massimo: Giovani scrittori, scritture giovani. Ribelli, sognatori, cannibali, bad girls (in Italian)

Other links

I Cannibali (in Italian)
Cannibale è la fiction (in Italian)