Pratolini, Vasco

BORN 19 Jan 1913, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 12 Jan 1991, Roma, Lazio
CAUSE OF DEATH heart atttack
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante

Vasco Pratolini's mother when he was gfive years old. His father was in the army and he grew up with his grandparents. He worked in various jobs like street vendor and factory worker before Elio Vittorini introduced him to the literary world. In 1938 he started the magazine Campo di Marte together with Alfonso Gatto. Within a year it was prohibited by the facists.

In 1939 he moved to Rome. During the Second World War he worked as an art critic and he joined the Italian partisans to fight the Germans. After the war he worked as a screenwriter. He lived in Naples between 1945 and 1951. In 1954 and 1961 movies were made of his two novels "Le ragazze di San Frediano" and "Cronoca familiare".

In his work he described the life of working-class people in Florence, often set in the San Frediano and Santa Croce neighbourhoods. He wrote 19 novels, two plays, a volume of poetry and many scripts.


The grave of Vasco Pratolini at the Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante, Firenze.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2011)


Vasco Pratolini - Wikipedia

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Published: 09 Dec 2017
Last update: 08 Mar 2022