Fiction. Translated from the Italian by Anthony Molino. One of the most original and provocative writers of postwar Italy, Porta created work marked by an open-ended search for meaning and authenticity through dreams and imagination. His stories journey inside the psyche, gliding between dream and waking, infant and adult, desire and aversion, hurt and aggression, reality and super-reality.
Antonio Porta, pseudonym of Leo Paolazzi, was born in Vicenza in 1935, but lived in Milan most of his life. In addition to his noteworthy career as a member of the Italian Neo-Avant-garde, specifically a founding member of Gruppo 63 and the Novissimi, he wrote literary criticism for various newspapers and magazines, and taught literature at the Università di Bologna, the Università di Pavia and the Università di Roma, La Sapienza, as well as Yale University. He died of a heart attack in Milan in 1989. Author City: MILAN ITA