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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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29/09/2022

Video "I Testimoni del Paesaggio: Laurana Lajolo"

progetto del Teatro degli Acerbi

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12/09/2022

Ricordo di Rosetta Lajolo

40 anni fa, il 21 settembre 1982 ROSETTA LAJOLO è diventata una farfalla.

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23/08/2022

Attestato di merito a Clementina Bussi

per aver conseguito il massimo dei voti all’esame di maturità

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21/08/2022

Ringraziamento a Irene Rosso

A nome del Consiglio Direttivo dell’Associazione

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12/08/2022

Comunicato stampa passeggiata "Paesaggio è Arte" II edizione

27 agosto 2022 lungo gli Itinerari Letterari di Davide Lajolo

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11/08/2022

Mostra fotografica di Sergio Ardissone “Testimoni"

Nizza Monferrato, Palazzo Crova, via Crova 2 26 agosto – 18 ottobre 2022

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28/07/2022

Libri online

Disponibili per il download "I corsivi di Ulisse" (1953) e "Il volto umano di un rivoluzionario. La straordinaria avventura di Giuseppe Di Vittorio" (1979)

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20/07/2022

Evento rimandato

L'associazione ha deciso di rinviare il laboratorio "Paesaggio è Poesia" all'autunno. La data verrà comunicata su questo sito e sui canali social.

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