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Savinio, Alberto 1891-1952

Overview
Works: 394 works in 1,302 publications in 6 languages and 9,203 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Composer, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist
Classifications: PQ4809.H45, 853.912
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Most widely held works by Alberto Savinio
Operatic lives by Alberto Savinio( Book )
51 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragedy of childhood by Alberto Savinio( Book )
39 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signor Dido by Alberto Savinio( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, and composer, Alberto Savinio was one of the most gifted and singular Italian writers of the twentieth century. Italian critics rank him alongside Pirandello, Calvino and Sciascia, but he is hardly known to American readers. He was the younger brother of Giorgio De Chirico, and Andre Breton said that the whole Modernist enterprise might be found in the work of these two brothers. Savinio composed five operas and more than forty books. A friend of Apollinaire, figures on the scene during Savinio's artistic and literary career included Picasso, Cocteau, Max Jacob and Fernand Leger. As the translator says, "his writing, like his painting, moves easily from the everyday to the fantastic. Attempts to define it as 'surrealist' are too limiting. It is free in spirit, profoundly intelligent, and beautifully controlled in style." The stories collected in Signor Dido are his last works, one story being sent to its publisher only four days before the author's death. And while this final collection was completed in 1952, it was not published in Italian until 1978. "Composed with an extreme economy of means, they are the summing up of a rich and complex life.... The stories contain haunting premonitions and at times piercing solitude, but they are all graced with Savinio's high comic sense, his fine self-humor, and that stylistic irony which, as he once said, is both a mask for modesty and subtle way of insinuating oneself into the secret of things.'" --
Casa "la Vita" : e altri racconti by Alberto Savinio( Book )
29 editions published between 1943 and 1999 in Italian and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maupassant et l'autre : suivi de Tragédie de l'enfance, et de C'est à toi que je parle, Clio by Alberto Savinio( Book )
34 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The departure of the argonaut by Alberto Savinio( Book )
16 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Infanzia di Nivasio Dolcemare by Alberto Savinio( Book )
32 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in Italian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermaphrodito by Alberto Savinio( Book )
28 editions published between 1918 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die andere Moderne - de Chirico, Savinio : Katalog ( Book )
14 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ascolto il tuo cuore città by Alberto Savinio( Book )
34 editions published between 1944 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mein privates Lexikon by Alberto Savinio( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitano Ulisse by Alberto Savinio( Book )
22 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce conte dramatique réinvente le personnage d'Ulysse pour en faire un naufragé qui a subi une suprême débâcle au terme du dernier voyage. Son aventure est l'apprentissage décevant de la vie dans un univers qui a perdu beaucoup de ses raisons et de son sens. Sous couvert d'une fantaisie antique, l'auteur scrute avec une ironie cinglante, les hypocrisies et les ridicules de la société de son temps
Childhood of Nivasio Dolcemare by Alberto Savinio( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Boîte à musique by Alberto Savinio( Book )
23 editions published between 1955 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Souvenirs by Alberto Savinio( Book )
23 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opere : scritti dispersi tra guerra e dopoguerra (1943-1952) by Alberto Savinio( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Torre di guardia by Alberto Savinio( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isadora Duncan by Alberto Savinio( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Palchetti romani by Alberto Savinio( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Achille innamorato : gradus ad Parnassum by Alberto Savinio( Book )
11 editions published between 1938 and 1993 in Italian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Alberto Savinio
Andrea de Chirico
Chirico, Alberto de 1891-1952
Chirico, Andrea Alberto de.
Chirico, Andréa de
Chirico, Andrea de 1891-1952
De Chirico, Alberto 1891-1952
de Chirico, Andrea
De Chirico, Andrea 1891-1952
De Chirico, Andrea Alberto.
DeChirico, Andrea 1891-1952
Sabinio , Almperto
サヴィニオ, アルベルト
デ・キリコ, アンドレア
Languages
Italian (364)
English (47)
French (44)
German (27)
Spanish (19)
Greek, Modern (1)
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