Cassola, Carlo

▪ Italian writer
born March 17, 1917, Rome, Italy
died Jan. 29, 1987, Monte Carlo, Monaco

      Italian Neorealist novelist who portrayed the landscapes and the ordinary people of rural Tuscany in simple prose. The lack of action and the emphasis on detail in his books caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of the French nouveau roman, or antinovel.

      After studying at the University of Rome, Cassola fought with the Resistance during World War II. The period formed the background of some of his best-known works, among them the short-story collection Il taglio del bosco (1955; “Timber Cutting”) and the novel Fausto e Anna (1952; Fausto and Anna), both semiautobiographical. In 1960 Cassola won the Strega Prize for La ragazza di Bube (Bebo's Girl; film, 1964). These austere novels portray with sympathy and restraint individuals—especially women—whose lives are bleak and unfulfilled. Cassola's later concern with the environment and the threat of nuclear war was reflected in essays and in the novel Il paradiso degli animali (1979; “Animals' Paradise”).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cassola, Carlo — ► (1917 87) Novelista italiano. De estilo descarnado en La visita (1947), reveló la plenitud de su talento con Fausto y Anna (1952). Más tarde su neorrealismo se convierte en preocupación metafísica: Un corazón árido (1961) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cassola, Carlo — (Roma 1917 Montecarlo, Lucca 1987) narratore e saggista collab./opere: “Letteratura”, “Il Mondo”, “Erba d’Arno” …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • Cassola — Cassola, Carlo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Carlo Cassola — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Carlo Cassola (Roma, 1917 Montecarlo, 1987) novelista italiano contemporáneo de la época neorrealista. Autor de una amplia obra novelística que ha merecido numerosos premios. Cassola emplea una escritura sencilla,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • CASSOLA (C.) — CASSOLA CARLO (1917 1987) Né à Rome, Carlo Cassola a vécu en Toscane, pays de sa mère, et plus particulièrement à Grosseto. De son attachement à cette région témoigne le fait qu’elle constitue la trame de presque tous ses livres. Son expérience… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cassola — Cassola,   Carlo, italienischer Schriftsteller, * Rom 17. 3. 1917, ✝ Montecarlo (Provinz Lucca) 29. 1. 1987; nahm während des Zweiten Weltkrieges an den Partisanenkämpfen in der Toskana teil; war dann Gymnasiallehrer in Grosseto. Seine meist in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Carlo Cassola — (17 March 1917 ndash;29 January 1987) was an important Italian novelist and essayist. His novel La Ragazza di Bube (1960), which received the Strega Prize, was adapted into a film (named the same as the novel) by Luigi Comencini in 1963.… …   Wikipedia

  • Carlo Cassola — (* 17. März 1917 in Rom; † 29. Januar 1987 in Montecarlo, Lucca) war ein italienischer Schriftsteller. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werk 3 Auszeichnungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Carlo Cassola — Carlo Cassola, né le 17 mars 1917 à Rome et décédé le 29 janvier 1987 à Montecarlo en Toscane, était un romancier et essayiste italien. Biographie Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. Votre aide est la bienvenue !… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arnold Cassola — Infobox Politician name = Prof. Arnold Cassola order = Chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika term start =2008 term end = Political party = AD Religion = Roman Catholic Professions = Associate Professor in Comparative Literature spouse =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.