By Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright
Against this alpine backdrop, underneath the nightly bombing flights of the Flying Fortresses and among the taking flight Germans and the advancing americans, townspeople, partisans and Cossacks are stuck in an ominous web.
Carlo Sgorlon was once born in 1930 in Cassacco, Udine. He studied on the Normale di Pisa, and now lives a very inner most existence in Udine. His works comprise, between others, Luna colour ametista (1971), Il vento nel vigneto (1973), Il trono di legno (1973, winner of the Premio Campiello, released in English because the wood Throne via Italica Press), Gli dei torneranno (1977), l. a. carrozza di rame (1979), L'armata dei fiumi perduti (1985, winner of the Premio Strega) and l. a. grand foibe (1992). Carlo Sgorlon's truth mirrors his fiction: a reclusive lifestyles in Friuli's geographical region, ignoring or hard sleek industrialized society. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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