Pedullà, Walter 1930-
PEDULLÀ, Walter 1930-
PERSONAL: Born 1930, in Siderno, Calabria, Italy. Education: University of Messina, graduated 1958.
ADDRESSES: Offıce—Università de Roma "La Sapienza," Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome 00185, Italy.
CAREER: University of Rome "La Sapienza," professor of modern and contemporary Italian literature, 1958—; Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy, professor of literature and Italian language; magistero di Salerno, professor of cricitism; literary critic for Mondo nuovo, 1959-61; literary critic for L'Avanti, 1961—; journalist.
(With Elio Pagliarani) I maestri del racconto italian, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy), 1964.
La letteratura del benessere, Libreria Scientifica Editrice (Naples, Italy), 1968.
La rivoluzione della letteratura, Ennese (Rome, Italy), 1970.
L'estrema funzione: la letteratura degli anni Settanta svela i propri segreti, Marsilio (Venice, Italy), 1975.
Il morbo di Besedow ovvero dell'avanguardia, Lerici (Cosenza, Italy), 1975.
(With Silvana Castelli and Stefano Giovanardi) La letteratura emarginata: i narratori giovani degli anni '70, Lerici (Rome, Italy), 1978.
Alberto Savinio scrittore ipocrita e privo di scopo, Lerici (Cosenza, Italy), 1979.
Miti, finzioni e buone manier di fine millennio, Rusconi (Milan, Italy), 1983.
Il ritorno dell uomo di fumo: viaggio paradossale con Palazzeschi in un paese allegro e innocente, Marsilio (Venice, Italy), 1987.
Lo schiaffo di Svevo: giochi, fantasie, figure del novecento italiano, Camunia (Milan, Italy), 1990.
Alberto Savinio, Editoriale Fabbri (Milan, Italy), 1991.
Le caramelle di Musil, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy), 1993.
Sappia la sinistra quello che fa la destra, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy), 1994.
(With Corrado Alvaro and Mario Strati) Scritti dispersi, 1921-1956, Bompiani (Milan, Italy), 1995.
Carlo Emilio Gadda: il narratore come delinquente, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy), 1997.
(With Nino Borsellino) Storia generale della letteratura italiana, Motta (Milan, Italy), 1999.
I titoli: Landolfi, Gadda, Savinio, Impronte degli Uccelli (Rome, Italy), 1999.
(With Nino Borsellino) Letteratura italiana del Novecento, Rizzoli (Milan, Italy), 2000.
Le armi del comico: narratori italiani del Novecento, Mondadori (Milan, Italy), 2001.
SIDELIGHTS: Walter Pedullà is a literary critic and professor of Italian literature. He has published a number of books on literature and has been an active contributor to a number of magazines and other publications on the subject.
Pedullà was born in Siderno, Calabria, in 1930. He earned his degree in letters in Messina under Giacomo Devenedetti, who made him an assistant professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1958. He became a professor at the same university in the faculty of letters, teaching modern and contemporary Italian literature. He also became a professor of literature and Italian language at the Oriental University Institute in Naples and of the history of criticism in Salerno.
As a professional journalist, Pedullà worked on a number of publications and magazines. From 1959 to 1961, he was the literary critic for Mondo nuovo. In 1961, he became the literary critic for the daily L'Avanti. He contributed to Il Mattino in Naples, Il Messaggero in Rome, and Italia Oggi in Milan. He worked as an advisor for Radio Italia from 1975 until 1992, when he was elected president. He has sat on the editorial boards of a number of magazines, including Il cavallo di Troia, Tempo presente, and Lettera internazionale. He has also been president of the Teatro di Roma.
Pedullà has worked on several compilations of literary series. He collaborated with Nino Borsellino on Storia della letteratura italiana. He has also written a number of books on Italian literature.*