GIORGIO MONTEFOSCHI,born in 1946, lives in Rome. Novelist and literary critic writes on the most important Italian newspaper:CORIERE DELLA SERA, from 1994.
He is the author o seventeen novels, mostly settled in Rome, one book of literary essays, and one book about his travels in the world. He also worked for forty years in the Italian Television, and has realized many cultural documentaries in INDIA, ISRAEL, AFRICA, SPAIN, and obviously in ITALY, concerning religion and cultural tradition.
His novels are focused on the Italian middle class and the eternal spiritual and psycholocical questions and answers of the man in our present age: love, sex, friendship, family, incommunicability, solitude, God.
The style of is novel is plain, but in the same time, very sophisticated and sharp, as most of the best Italian critics recognize. Pietro Citati, the chief Italian critic, has written:”Like Flaubert, things are for Montefoschi much more important than persons, but describing only the surface of the thngs is not enough for him, although he does that with an enormous passion. He wants the things foul of soul: his soul, the soul of his characters, or that one which, vagabond, wander over the earth.”. Many other critics underline that the novels of Giorgio Montefoschi are a real and deep picture of Italian middle class after the Second Worl War to the first years of the new century. And that Roma is always in the centre of his narrative as a real person. Many others put the focus on the importance of eros and love, as well of time and death
His most known novels are :LA FELICITA CONIUGALE, IL VOLTO NASCOSTO,LA TERZA DONNA, LO SGUARDO DEL CACCIATORE, LA CASA DEL PADRE (Premio Strega 1994), IL VOLO, LA SPOSA, L’IDEA DI PERDERTI, EVA,and the last one:LA FRAGILE BELLEZZA DEL GIORNO.
In may 2016 he has published with GUANDA a new book entitled IL BUIO DELL’INDIA, in which are collected his articles on CORRIERE regarding his travels in India and some review of the most important books about Indian literature and Indian religion appeared in Italy in the last thirty years.
He has also finished a new novel, just now, which will be published next spring.
He was twice in the Stanford University for lectures, in England,and in France lecturing about Italian modern literature.