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Carlo Emilio Gadda

Italy (1893 - 1973)

Carlo Emilio Gadda was an Italian writer and poet. He belongs to the tradition of the language innovators, writers that played with the somewhat stiff standard pre-war Italian language, and added elements of dialects, technical jargon and wordplay.
   The Philosopher's Madonna (1931)
   That Awful Mess On Via Merulana (1957)
   Acquainted With Grief (1969)
     aka The Experience of Pain