He worked as a blue collar worker at the Fiat factory in Turin and at the Catania airport. He also was a truck driver and a mason, working at job sites in Italy, France and Africa. He rode relief convoys in Yugoslavia during the war between and He has translated books of the Old Testament from Old Hebrew and written commentaries on the Sacred Texts, as a "non-believer". He has published more than 70 books, numerous collections of short stories and poems, translated in more than 30 languages. Erri De Luca opens the door to his house, transporting us into the universe of the past.
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Fiction Erri De Luca writer, screenwriter , born in Napoli is a writer, novelist, story-teller, essayist, translator and poet. He has published more than 60 books, numerous collections of short stories and poems, translated in more than 30 languages.
He is considered by many literary experts "a master of the Italian language of the past two decades. Erri De Luca started writing when he was a student. For about twenty years he has been a manual worker.
He is a translator from Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish, and is an appreciated translator of several books of the Ancient Covenant. De Luca has been a member of the jury at the Cannes Festival in He wrote and starred in several plays including the theatrical drama "In viaggio con Aurora" Traveling with Aurora.
De Luca contributes regularly to several newspapers and magazines. He is a passionate mountain climber. He currently lives in the country near Rome. There, I experienced first hand the fear induced by the sound of air-raid sirens, that eerie sound my mother often told me when, during WWII, our Naples, then occupied by the Nazis, was regularly bombed by the Allied Forces planes. My writing is informed by the sulfur and the carbon monoxide of the braziers lit in small rooms overlooking icy, suffocating streets.
Two sexes in one body: Naples is Adam before he lost his rib. Not a hermaphrodite, rather the invasion of one sex into other. Cancel anytime.
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