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September 23, 1933

Who is Alberto Asor Rosa?


Alberto Asor Rosa was born on 23 September 1933 in Rome. Following the Hungarian revolution in 1956, is a signatory of the famous "Manifesto dei 101" by which various intellectuals speak negatively about the Soviet intervention. Her debut work was a profile of Vasco Pratolini, released only twenty-five years. Marxist education, writes in the 1965 essay writers and people "(Samona and Savelli), which defines and criticizes the populist vein of Italian literature in those years, represented among others by" boys life ", novel by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Between 1968 and 1971 directs the magazine "Counterparty" (it is close to the positions of operaist Mario Tronti). While teaching at the University of Cagliari, in 1971 writes "Thomas Mann deviousness or bourgeois"; the following year he became Professor of Italian literature at the Università La Sapienza in Rome.

In 1974, after realizing the book "intellectuals and the working class: Essays on the forms of a historical conflict and a possible Alliance," Alberto Asor Rosa publishes "Galilei and the new science," and Lai "culture of the Counter-Reformation". the following year for Einaudi, in the volume "history of Italy", "culture", and wrote "Opera of the seventeenth century" and "playful poets of the Baroque". Always for Einaudi, in 1977 he wrote "Genus Italicum", and "the two companies"; with the new Italy publishes "Summaries of Italian literature" in 1979, the year in which it occupies, for Einaudi Encyclopedia, under "intellectuals". -Deputy also becomes, but will leave Parliament as early as 1980.

Became Director in 1981, "political laboratory" (will keep for two years), Barbour writes, "Ungaretti and Roman culture", while in 1985 some political reflections in public "paradox". In 1990 he was chosen as Director of "rebirth", Italian Communist Party weekly which remains driving for a year. In the second half of the 1990s, writes "left to the test" (Einaudi) and "twentieth century" (Italy). He is the author, in later years, "20th century Italian Literature. A budget centuries "and" Calvino-style: five studies ". In 2002 he was appointed honorary citizen of Artena, which he attended as a child because her maternal grandmother lived, and published the novel "the dawn of a new world", Einaudi, set in the years of World War II. The following year, having reached the age limit for retirement, leaving teaching.

In 2004 take the direction of "Bulletin of Italian studies", biannual journal of Linguistics, philology, literary history and criticism, while the following year gives the prints, always for Einaudi, the novel "animal stories and other living". Also in 2005, he was a dedicated studio in his essay "critique and project. Cultures in Italy from the 1960s to today ". He returned to teach in 2006, always at the Sapienza University, works on "European history of Italian literature", released in 2009 (the year in which collaborates with Simonetta Fiori in "the great silence. Interview intellectuals ", Laterza, it reflects on the history of intellectuals, especially of the last sixty years); in the book "writes and Alexander. Stories of ants ", published in 2010.

In 2011 stir with an article in the daily newspaper Il Manifesto that calls for the intervention of "a showdown that [...] come down from above "and establish a" State of emergency "freezing rooms, suspending all parliamentary immunity, returning" the judiciary and its capacity for action "and establishing" new electoral rules of authority ". In the same year he published "the weapons of criticism. Writings and essays of the roaring twenties (1960-1970) ", a collection of essays of literary criticism. In 2013 publishes "Tales", the collection that explores the themes of death, time and memory.

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