Massimo Bontempelli

Italian writer (1878-1960)

Massimo Bontempelli (May 12, 1878 – July 21, 1960) was an Italian poet, playwright, novelist and composer. He was influential in developing and promoting the literary style known as magical realism.

Bontempelli was born on May 12, 1878 in Como, Italy. He studied at the University of Turin. Bontempelli died on July 21, 1960 from an illness in his home in Rome, Italy, aged 82.

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