Porta, Antonio

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Pseudonym of Italian poet and author Leo Paolazzi (1935-1989), whose sf novel, Il re del maggazino (1978; trans Lawrence R Smith as The King of the Storeroom 1992), follows the travels and ruminations of its dying protagonist as he traverses a distant Near Future Italy ravaged by Ecological degradation, a Dystopia in the last throes of terminal dissolution. At the end of the tale, hints of a redemptive return of a pre-industrial natural order are mooted, cautiously. [JC]

Antonio Porta

born Vicenza, Italy: 9 November 1935

died Rome, Italy: 12 April 1989


  • Il re del maggazino (Milan, Italy: Arnoldo Mondadori, 1978) [binding unknown/]
    • The King of the Storeroom (Hanover, New Hampshire: Wesleyan University Press, 1992) [trans by Lawrence R Smith of the above: hb/Jean Charlier Gerson]


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