Carlo Fruttero


Carlo Fruttero

Infobox Writer


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pseudonym = F&L (together with Franco Lucentini)
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birthplace = Turin, Italy
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occupation = novelist, journalist, translator, editor
nationality = Italian
period = 1961—
genre = mainstream fiction, crime fiction
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Carlo Fruttero (born 19 September 1926 in Turin) is an Italian writer, journalist, translator and editor of anthologies. He is mostly known for his joint work with Franco Lucentini, especially as authors of crime novels. The duo was also editor of the science fiction series "Urania" from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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Bibliography

Alone

*"Volti a perdere" (1999)
*"Visibilità zero" (1999)
*"Donne informate sui fatti" (2006)

with Franco Lucentini

* "Il secondo libro della fantascienza", Einaudi, 1961 - The first of several successful anthologies of science fiction short stories edited by F&L
* "L'idraulico non verrà", Mario Spagnol, 1971 (republished by Nuovo Melangolo in 1993) - Poetry collection (literally, "The plumber will not come")
* "La donna della domenica", Mondadori, 1972 (translated into English by William Weaver as "The Sunday Woman" in 1973) - The first and most famous novel by F&L, and one of the first examples of Italian crime novels
* "L'Italia sotto il tallone di F&L", Mondadori, 1974 - A humorous political fantasy in which Fruttero & Lucentini become dictators of Italy with the help of Muammar al-Gaddafi; the novel was inspired by the real, very harsh reaction of the embassy of Libya to a satirical article by F&L in "La Stampa", very critical of Gaddafi (lit., "Italy under F [ruttero] & L [ucentini] 's heel")
* "Il significato dell'esistenza", 1974 (republished by Tea in 1997) - (lit., "The meaning of existence")
* "A che punto è la notte", Mondadori, 1979 - Crime novel (lit., "What of the night", as in the Bible book of Isaiah, 22:11)
* "La cosa in sé", Einaudi, 1982 - Play "in two acts and a licence" about a man who relises that solipsism is real and all the universe is created by his mind (lit., "The thing in itself", as in the philosophical term)
* "Il Palio delle contrade morte", Mondadori, 1983 - (lit., "The Palio of the dead quarters")
* "Ti trovo un po' pallida", 1983 - A ghost story set in sunny Tuscany, originally appeared in the L'Espresso magazine in 1979; it was actually written by Fruttero alone, as explained in the afterword to 2007 volume edition (lit., "You look quite pale")
* "La prevalenza del cretino", Mondadori, 1985 - A collection of "L'Agenda di F. & L." columns form the newspaper "La Stampa", about all forms of stupidity (lit., "The supremacy of the stupid")
* "La verità sul caso D", Einaudi, 1989 (translated into English by Gregory Dowling as "The D. Case: Or The Truth About The Mystery Of Edwin Drood") - A completion and elaboration on Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood (lit., "The truth on the D case")
* "L'amante senza fissa dimora", Mondadori, 1990 - A successful Italian woman meets a mysterious man in romantic Venice: an apparently standard love story with a twist (lit., "The lover of no fixed abode")
* "Storie americane di guerra", Einaudi, 1991 - Anthology of "American war stories"
* "Enigma in luogo di mare", Mondadori, 1991 - Crime novel set in a seaside community in Tuscany (lit., "Riddle in a sea town")
* "Il ritorno del cretino", Mondadori, 1992 - More columns from "La Stampa" (lit., "The comeback of the stupid")
* "Breve storia delle vacanze", Mondadori, 1994 - (lit., "Short history of vacations")
* "La morte di Cicerone", Nuovo Melangolo, 1995 - (lit., "Cicero's death")
* "Il nuovo libro dei nomi di battesimo", Mondadori, 1998 - A non-fiction handbook about how to choose a name for a son, with amusing information and trivia on names' meaning and use
* "Il cretino in sintesi", Mondadori, 2002 - Still more columns from "La Stampa" (lit., "The stupid in synthesis")
* "Viaggio di nozze al Louvre", Allemandi, 2002 - (lit., "Honeymoon at Louvre")
* "I nottambuli", Avagliano, 2002 - (lit., "The nightwalkers")
* "I ferri del mestiere", Einaudi, 2003 - A collection of articles and short stories edited by Domenico Scarpa (lit., "The tools of the trade")

References

*Part of the content of this article comes from [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Fruttero the equivalent Italian-language wikipedia article] (retrieved 22 January, 2007).

External links

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NAME = Fruttero, Carlo
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SHORT DESCRIPTION = Italian writer
DATE OF BIRTH = 19 September 1926
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