Alberto Savinio. Texts by Giuliano Briganti, Leonardo Sciascia
1979 / 172 PAGES
Alongside the best paintings by Savinio, a choice of writings published from 1920 to 1950 in various periodicals. A loving preface by Leonardo Sciascia introduces us to his world of refractions and secret correspondences.
A dilettante in writing, painting, making music, living; a dilettante like Stendhal and like Stendhal a "man full of life", Alberto Savinio had always fantasised about the crystalline and transparent muse that generates and contains all the others. Alongside some of his best paintings, this book aligns, like scattered leaves, writings published from 1920 to 1950 in various periodicals, from “La Ronda” to “Corriere d'Informazione”, and not yet collected in book form; small distillates of intelligence and irony, captivating, airy digressions beneath which the metaphysical smile of a great writer is hidden. An affectionate preface by Leonardo Sciascia introduces us to his world of refractions and secret correspondences; an extensive essay by Giuliano Briganti tells us about his painting. An extensive and detailed biography completes the volume.