Italo Calvino is one of the most one of the most important Italian writers in XX°century.
Born on Oct. 15, 1923 in Santiago de las Vegas, came back with family in Italy in 1925, and went to live in San Remo, "in that period still populated by old English, Russian grand dukes, eccentric and cosmopolitan." In the 30s the young Calvino draws comics and was interested in cinema and movie. During the II WW Calvino went on with studies and later, in 1944, he joined the resistance. After the Liberation become activist of the Italian Communist Party and is dedicated to the writings of political and social, in newspapers and magazines. He enrolled at the Faculty of Arts of Turin, where he met Cesare Pavese and Elio Vittorini with whom created in 1959 the literary magazine The Dummy. After graduating in 1947 she began working with the publishing house Einaudi. In the same year he published his first novel, The Path to the Nest of Spiders set in Liguria during the second world war and the partisan resistance.
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