New forms of struggle and literary montage: on the 80th birthday of the great Italian writer Nanni Balestrini.
Nanni Balestrini. Photo: private
The writer Umberto Eco was as much a part of the neo-avant-garde current in Italy in the 1960s as Nanni Balestrini. Although they developed differently, they were initially united in the "Group 63" in the 1960s. Eco later became a famous, internationally extremely successful author ("In the Name of the Rose"), Balestrini the docufictional narrator of Italy’s New Left.