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Giuseppe Prezzolini

Biography of Giuseppe Prezzolini

Giuseppe Prezzolini (1882-1982). Born in Perugia to parents from Siena, Giuseppe Prezzolini spent a good deal of his adolescence studying and travelling (Grenoble and above all Paris). In the first few years of the century he met Giovanni Papini, who helped him set up the review Leonardo, and Benedetto Croce, who deeply influenced his way of thinking and encouraged him to publish his first writings. In 1908 he founded the review La Voce, of which he remained the editor, with brief interruptions, up until 1913. This review was engaged in a battle against the hypocrisy and mediocrity of the Italian people. The next year La Voce split up into two separate reviews: La Voce gialla with a political stance, directed by Prezzolini, and La Voce bianca oriented towards art and literature, directed by De Robertis. He fought in the First World War without interrupting his working activities. He founded the Istituto Bibliografico Italiano, a bibliographic and publishing consulting organisation, and received a professorship for a summer course at Columbia University in New York, an appointment that was repeated in subsequent years. He moved several times between France and the United States and eventually returned to Italy after an absence of sixteen years. Here he established various relationships with published houses for his new books and for translations and reprints. In 1968 he moved to Lugano and three years later was nominated Knight of the Grand Cross at an official ceremony in Rome.

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Biography

Giuseppe Prezzolini

Biography of Giuseppe Prezzolini

Giuseppe Prezzolini (1882-1982). Born in Perugia to parents from Siena, Giuseppe Prezzolini spent a good deal of his adolescence studying and travelling (Grenoble and above all Paris). In the first few years of the century he met Giovanni Papini, who helped him set up the review Leonardo, and Benedetto Croce, who deeply influenced his way of thinking and encouraged him to publish his first writings. In 1908 he founded the review La Voce, of which he remained the editor, with brief interruptions, up until 1913. This review was engaged in a battle against the hypocrisy and mediocrity of the Italian people. The next year La Voce split up into two separate reviews: La Voce gialla with a political stance, directed by Prezzolini, and La Voce bianca oriented towards art and literature, directed by De Robertis. He fought in the First World War without interrupting his working activities. He founded the Istituto Bibliografico Italiano, a bibliographic and publishing consulting organisation, and received a professorship for a summer course at Columbia University in New York, an appointment that was repeated in subsequent years. He moved several times between France and the United States and eventually returned to Italy after an absence of sixteen years. Here he established various relationships with published houses for his new books and for translations and reprints. In 1968 he moved to Lugano and three years later was nominated Knight of the Grand Cross at an official ceremony in Rome.

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