Paolo Volponi

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Date of Birth: 06/02/1924

Age: 70

Place of birth: Urbino

Citizenship: Italy


Paolo Volpone was born February 6, 1924 in Urbino (Urbino). His father, a native of Piedmont (Piemonte), was the owner of a small production of kiln bricks, mother came from a family of small landowners. He received a classical education, and in 1943 enrolled for free, using the new law, Urbino University, which he graduated in 1947 with a degree in law. During the Second World War, Paolo took part in the activities of guerrilla groups in the Apennine mountains (Apennine Mountains). In 1950, Volpone, through criticism of Franco Fortini (Franco Fortini), met with the entrepreneur Adriano Olivetti (Adriano Olivetti), which hit the young lawyer his views on the development of industry and social solidarity, and persuaded him to seek rabotuv social assistance. In 1953, Volpone moved to Rome (Roma), and three years later, in 1956, he joined the company Olivetti in Ivrea (Ivrea), first as an assistant and then was appointed director of the department of social services. From 1966 to 1971 Paolo studied sphere of corporate relations. Later he moved to Turin (Torino), where in 1972 began working as a consultant at the plant `Fiat`, regulating the relationship between the plant and the city, as it was a difficult time for the province of Turin.

In 1975 Volpone became president Agnelli Foundation (Fondazione Agnelli) in Milan (Milan), but was forced to leave the post after he became a member of the Italian Communist Party, to which the company management `Fiat` reacted with great disapproval. In 1983 Volpone made on behalf of the independent representatives of the Italian Communist Party and became a senator. He also headed the public association of `Cooperativa soci dell`Unit & # 224; `and was responsible for the organization of a national conference on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini (Pier Paolo Pasolini) in Bologna (Bologna) in 1987.

Faced in the `80s with the crisis of the left wing, Volpone objected to the dissolution of the Italian Communist Party in 1991 and joined the new Communist Refoundation Party (Partito della Rifondazione Comunista). In national elections in 1992, Volpone was elected to Parliament. He died August 23, 1994, in the hospital of Ancona (Ancona), on kidney disease.

Volpone, starting with several collections of verse, became known immediately after the release of his first novel, `Dnevnik` (Memoriale) in 1962, which told the story of a young worker and sublimation of his most secret desires in a plant that repelled from him the other. A mixture of pathos, realism, lyricism, cartoons and anger made the novel one of the most exciting literary events of the year and led to discussions about literature and society in the early 60`s. The most famous novel was the book `Volpone World mashina` (La macchina mondiale), which was released in 1965 and was awarded the prize` Strega` (Premio Strega).

His latest book, `The Lion and the lisitsa` (Il leone e la volpe), published in 1995, after the death of the writer, consists of conversations between him and the director and actor Francesco Leonetti (Francesco Leonetti) about the changes taking place in Italy ( Italy) and its culture throughout their lives.