Giangiacomo Feltrinelli was one of the most glamorous international publishers of his generation, yet he died violently, as a member of an ultra-left group attempting to blow up an electricity pylon. Born into enormous wealth, he found himself equally attracted to great books and revolutionary politics. Feltrinelli sponsored two great post-war novels - Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago and The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa. Despite the KGB, Pasternak smuggled his manuscript to Feltrinelli out of the USSR, and the editors correspondence with this beseiged writer is relayed in this memoir. In this work, Feltrinelli's son looks back over Giangiacomo's life.Between the first putt-putt of the Fiat 500 and the first beep-beep of Sputnik, the political world was rife with intrigue and discord. But perhaps politics was not the only theatre of existence, perhaps one could live without the party; the a#39;apparatusa#39; anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Granta Books - 2013-05-02|