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Davide Lajolo

Short biography

Davide Lajolo was born in the village of Vinchio in 1912 and died in 1984 in Milan, a city in which he lived and worked for many years.
In 1943 he took part in the Italian Resistance in a territory near to his village and he became famous with the nickname of Captain Ulysses.

Then he directed the newspaper “L’Unità” (1945-1958) and was elected a Member of the Italian Parliament (1958-1972).
He wrote the first biography of the author Cesare Pavese, “The absurd vice” (1960), which was translated in many countries throughout Europe and in the U.S.A. He also wrote the biography of another author, Beppe Fenoglio, “A warrior of Cromwell on the Langhe’s hills” (1978).

In 1963 he wrote the story of his own crisis regarding his passage from Fascism to the Resistance, titled “The Turncoat” and in 1981, a diary about his life from 1945 to 1968, “Twenty-four years”. He devoted himself to literature and wrote many books about his experience and the stories and legends of his village, titled “My people” (1977), “Seeing the grass from the roots” (1977 Viareggio Prize for Literature), “The country blackbird, the city blackbird” (1983), and many others.

He also knew and became the friend of many poets, writers and painters. Particularly, his last book was dedicated to painters with the title “The men of the rainbow” (1984 )

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21/12/2022

Beppe Fenoglio, Davide Lajolo: un incontro

Martedì 20 dicembre 2022 – Ore 10 Polo del ‘900 – Palazzo San Celso – Corso Valdocco 4/A – Torino

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21/12/2022

Pubblicato un nuovo saggio di Laurana Lajolo

Il partigiano Johnny: fonte letteraria di Claudio Pavone

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14/12/2022

Comunicato stampa "Piantiamo un albero"

Lunedì 19 dicembre alle ore 12.30 l Parco del Borbore “Emanuele Pastrone”

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14/12/2022

Per Betti Zambruno

Betti era una leonessa generosa e creativa. Nella sua voce c’è la vita che continua insieme a noi. Laurana

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30/11/2022

Anteprima videoclip "La Ru" - proiezione all'Asti Film Festival

Oggi 30/11/2022 si apre l'Asti film festival con la proiezione del videoclip "La Ru" al Teatro Alfieri di Asti

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21/11/2022

Ringraziamento a Irene Rosso

Vinchio, 21 settembre 2022

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21/11/2022

Edizione "I Motivi della Vita" di Davide Lajolo

a cura di Roberto Cadonici, Compagnia dei Santi Bevitori, Pistoia, 2022

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18/11/2022

Video "La Ru - Clelia e Ariosto"

Comunicato Stampa

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