Title : L’INVENZIONE DEL ’900
A fresco on Italian history and culture of the 1900’s.
Maker of product: Giampiero Mughini
Format: 24,5X28 n° pages: 248 con 255 immagini
An impoverished Florence of the early 1900’s set the scene for Attilio Vallecchi story. He wsa a printing works apprentice destined to successfully bring together under his own publisher’s mark the most important names in Italian literature: Papini, Soffici, Prezzolini, Tozzi, Palazzeschi, Campana, Ungaretti, Malaparte, Bilenchi, Landolfi e many other extraordinary authors of texts that today are almost impossible to find and often no longer in print. These very authors are the protagonist of a literary and cultural history that embraced the entire European twentieth century. Pulisher Vallecchi’s story is retold in brillant and graceful style by Giampiero Mughini, journalist and intellectual famous for his spectacular television appearances. Mughini guides the reader through a photographic gallery which sheds lighht on the cultural and daily life of authors, artists and collaborators, friends and enemies, of many who knew well Valleccho’s intellectual sensitivity, his patronage, but also his simplicity. The volume presents a unique opportunity to appreciate a fresco on Italian history and culture of the 1900’s shown by the adventures of a glorious publishing house.