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Mario Rigoni Stern


Writer, born in Asiago, Veneto, NE Italy. In 1938 he enlisted in the Italian Alpine troops and took part in the Russian campaign, his war experiences later becoming the main theme of his work. He sprang to fame with Il sergente nella neve. Ricordi della ritirata di Russia (1953). Other works include Ritorno sul Don (1973), L'anno della vittoria (1985), and Le stagioni di Giacomo (1995), and a collection of short stories Il bosco degli urogalli (1962).

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