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Guelfo Civinini

Author Code: TGUC

Born: Aug. 1, 1873 - Livorno, Italy

Died: Apr. 10, 1954 - Rome, Italy

Educated at Umberto I high school, after having moved from Livorno. In Rome, he married Giuspinna Mazzara Bridgetower. From 1895, he began to work as a writer of news articles and literary criticism for various newspapers, His early work included two collections of poetry as well as some plays. He won hist frist literary prize in 1906 with the short story, Gidanza. In 1907, he was hired by Corrier della Serrar and he travelled around the Mediterranean reporting the news. In 1908, he worked on Puccini's La Fanciulla del West which was based on David Belasco's play, The Girl of the Golden West. In 1911, he acted as war correspondent in the Libyan campaign and subsequently innn the First World War on the Italian Front. Not only did Civinini report, but he also took part in battles where he was awarded medals for valour. In 1918, he published his first work of short stories, The Confident Star. After the war, he joined the Fascists in the Voluntary Militia for National Security. He travelled to Africa during the mid-1920s. His daughter, Giuliane, committed suicide in 1928 which naturally affected Civinini with grief. In 1933, he received the Mussolini Prize for literature and n 1937, the Viareggio Prize. He later broke with the Fascists following the racial laws and his books were banned. After the war, he again turned to journalism, writing for various papers. He died from a stroke in 1954. His works include The Urn (1900), Th Trail and the Clouds (1911), Journey Around the War (1917), Days of the World Before (1926), Smell of Good Herbs (1931), Long Pants (1933), Village Trattoria (1937), Old Overseas Stories (1940), Book of Dreams (1949), When I Was King (1951) and Along My Way (1953).

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