Books by Alberto Savinio

SIGNOR DIDO by Alberto Savinio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"There's no overarching narrative here, certainly, and this may be more a cabinet of curiosities than a major work, but being in Savinio's company provides a series of small, persistent pleasures."
Savinio—composer, journalist, playwright, painter and younger brother of Giorgio de Chirico—died in 1952, and this, his final book, wasn't published in Italian until 1978. Read full book review >
TRAGEDY OF CHILDHOOD by Alberto Savinio
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"For connoisseurs only."
Savinio (1891-1952), Giorgio de Chirico's brother, holds a place in the D'Annunzian strain of hypersensitive Italian art prose; his traffic with the great Paris surrealists of the early century (he was a painter too) adds color and a willingness to bend realistic conventions at will. Read full book review >