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Who is Alberto Savinio?
Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico. His work often dealt with philosophical and psychological themes, and he also was heavily concerned with the philosophy of art.
- also known as Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico
- born on (124 years ago) in Athens
- nationality: Italy
- education: Athens Conservatoire
- profession: Artist, musician, visual artist, music artist
- died on (63 years ago) in Rome
- written works: "Speaking to Clio", "La casa ispirata", "Angelica o la notte di magio", "Tragedia dell'infanzia", "Paris then", "Vie des fantômes", "Con Savinio", "Hermaphrodito", "Aquiles enamorado", "La nostra anima", "Infanzia di Nivasio Dolcemare", "Vuestra Historia", "Capitaine Ulysse", "Dico a te, Clio", "Ascolto il tuo cuore, città", "Maupassant e l'altro", "The departure of the Argonaut", "La boîte à musique", "Narrate, uomini, la vostra storia", "La Infancia de Nivasio Dolcemare", "Lives of the Gods", "Achille innamorato", "Operatic lives", "Scritti dispersi, 1943-1952", "Alcesti di Samuele", "Nuova enciclopedia", "Il sogno meccanico", "Tragödie der Kindheit", "Introduction à une vie de Mercure", "Torre di guardia", "Sorte dell'Europa", "Destin de l'Europe, transl Lise Chapuis", "Tragedy of childhood", "Vita di Enrico Ibsen", "Partita rimandata", "Capitano Ulisse", "Childhood of Nivasio Dolcemare", "L'Intensité dramatique de Léopardi", "Nuestra Alma", "Scatola sonora", "Vie de Henrik Ibsen", "Il signor Dido", "Omaggio a Alberto Savinio", "Palchetti romani"
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Above all, in literature, scholars like Alberto Savinio, Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, or Jorge Luis Borges came to explore the paradoxes of any such totalizing attempt and to announce the end of any encyclopedic effort. However, a surprising renewal was to take place in the 1970s. Contrary to what might have been expected, encyclopedia took up a new integrative ...
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