Via Veneto Papers

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ISBN 978-0-910395-67-0

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ISBN 978-0-910395-66-3
Publication Date
January 1992
Page Count
251 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Via Veneto Papers

Ennio Flaiano

The first section of The Via Veneto Papers is an evocation of the Rome of La Dolce Vita, of the early stages in the writing and the realizing of the film itself, and, through a series of brilliant little sketches, a commemoration of the aging poet Vincenzo Cardarelli, skeptical survivor from an earlier time, representative of an altogether different life. "Occasional Notebooks" comprises the second section and the third section is an interview given by Flaiano shortly before his death.

About the Author

Ennio Flaiano (5 March 1910 in Pescara – 20 November 1972 in Rome), was an Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist and drama critic. He is best known for his work with Federico Fellini.

"To read the late Ennio Flaiano is to imagine a bust of Ovid or Martial, placed in a piazza in Rome and smiling about a traffic jam. In his antic, melancholy irony, Flaiano wrote as if he were time itself, satirizing the present moment." --Richard Eder, Newsday