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Giovanni Guareschi Edit Profile

also known as Giovannino Oliviero Giuseppe Guareschi

journalist , writer

Giovannino Guareschi was an Italian journalist. Was the founder of a monarchist satirical magazine, Candido. He criticized and satirized the Communists. He died in 1968 from a heart attack.


In 1926 his family went bankrupt, and he could not continue his studies at the University of Parma.


He worked at various minor jobs.In 1943 he was drafted into the army, which apparently helped him to avoid trouble with the fascist authorities. He ended up as an artillery officer.In 1957 he retired from the post of editor of Candido but remained a contributor.


  • book

    • La Scoperta di Milano

    • Il Destino si Chiama Clotilde

    • Il Marito in Collegio

    • La Favola di Natale

    • Italia Provvisoria

    • Little World of Don Camillo

    • Diario Clandestino

    • Don Camillo and the Prodigal Son

    • Don Camillo and his flock

    • Don Camillo and the Devil

    • House that Nino Built

    • My Secret Diary

    • Comrade Don Camillo

    • My Home, Sweet Home

  • opera

    • Lo zibaldino


After Italy became a republic, he began to support Democrazia Cristiana. He criticized and satirized the Communists in his magazine, famously drawing a Communist as a man with an extra nostril. When the Communists were soundly defeated in the 1948 Italian elections, Guareschi did not put his pen down but criticized Democrazia Cristiana as well.


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