Dario Bellezza (1944-1996)

Dario Bellezza was an Italian poet, author and playwright. He was close to Sandro Penna, Aldo Palazzeschi and Elsa Morante. Bellezza was discovered by Pier Paolo Pasolini, who defined him as “the best poet of the new generation”. His work also tells about the difficulty of homosexual life in Rome and its secrecy. 

Italo Calvino (1923-1985)

Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. He enter the Italian Resistance during World War II. Calvino was the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death.