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Pitigrilli is the pseudonym for Dino Segre (1893-1975), an Italian writer who made his living as a journalist and novelist. Published in 1921, Cocaine is Pitigrilli's most lauded work and placed on the forbidden books list by the Catholic Church. He founded the literary magazine Grandi Firme , which was published in Turin from 1924 to 1938, when it was banned by anti-Semitic Race Laws of the Fascist government. Although baptized as a Catholic, Segre was classified as Jewish and worked in the...See more