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Alessandro Piperno

Alessandro Piperno is a Professor of French literature at Rome’s Tor Vergata University. In 2000 he published his non-fiction book, Proust Anti-Jew, dividing his readers into staunch supporters or fierce detractors. His debut novel, The Worst Intentions, was an instant bestseller and won the Campiello Prize for first novels.
Masters of Irony

Alessandro Piperno’s books have been described as post-Primo Levi literature. His novel,The Worst Intentions, is an irreverent description of 3 generations of a rich Jewish family from Turin.

With his Don Juan de la Mancha -a vivid portrait of the post-’68 generation -Robert Menasse, one of the leading voices in Austrian literature, is more entertaining and facetious than ever.

Both share the same ironic outlook on life, sex and families.