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Massimo Bontempelli

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Massimo Bontempelli

Massimo Bontempelli (1878-1960) graduated in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Turin. He worked as a journalist, teacher, and musicologist, and served as an artillery officer during the First World War. In 1926 he founded the controversial literary journal 900, whose editorial committee included James Joyce, Max Jacob and Rainer Maria Rilke. One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of the twentieth century, and considered by many to be the father of "magic realism," Bontempelli was the author of over sixty volumes of poetry, drama, fiction, and theoretical writing.

Articles by Massimo Bontempelli

Empress
By Massimo Bontempelli
One morning when she and her mother were making the bed–she was on one side, her mother on the other–Cecilia showed the first sign of madness. She suddenly said, “The plain is moving.…
Translated from Italian by Estelle Gilson