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Beppe Fenoglio

BEPPE (GIUSEPPE) FENOGLIO was born in Alba in 1922. He left the University of Turin in 1943 to train as an officer in the Italian army and later joined the partisan resistance movement. After the war he began his career as a novelist ("Johnny the Partisan," "Ruin," and "A Private Matter") and translator of British and American literature, including works by D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, and Shakespeare. He died in 1962.