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Soldati, Mario

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1906-1999) Italian film director and author, well known in both capacities from the 1930s, his writing career extending from 1925 until his death; of sf interest is Lo Smeraldo (1974; trans William Weaver as The Emerald 1977), set in a fragmented Near Future Italy: nuclear explosions have turned the north into a Ruined Earth; the south remains full of chthonic promise, as demonstrated by the eponymous jewel, which is sought after desperately in this shattered world. [JC]

Mario Soldati

born Turin, Italy: 17 November 1906

died Tellaro, Italy: 19 June 1999


  • Lo Smeraldo (Milan, Italy: Arnoldo Mondadori, 1974) [binding unknown/]
    • The Emerald (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977) [trans by William Weaver of the above: hb/]


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