Speaking to Clio

Cloth Text – $39.95

ISBN 978-0-910395-22-9

Trade Paper – $15.95

ISBN 978-0-910395-23-6
Publication Date
January 1987
Page Count
131 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/4

Speaking to Clio

Alberto Savinio
About the Author

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Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico (25 August 1891 - 5 May 1952) was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio De Chirico. His work often dealt with philosophical and psychological themes, and he also was heavily concerned with the philosophy of art. Throughout his life, Savinio composed five operas and authored at least forty-seven books, including multiple autobiographies and memoirs. Savinio also extensively wrote and produced works for the theater. Savinio's work received mixed reviews during his lifetime, often due to his pervasive use of surrealism. He was influenced by and a contemporary of Apollinaire, Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, and Fernand Léger.