Biondi, Mario (Milano 1939).
Grew up in Como, Milan's Bocconi Un. Economics and Business graduate, worked for various corporate, Chief Press Officer at Sansoni (1970-'75) and Longanesi (1975-84) Publishing. Lives in Milan. Formed in contact with the Neoavanguardia, as witnessed in his early poetical production (Per rompere qualcosa — To Smash-up Something, Ant. Ed., Ivrea, 1973; Jazzparola suite; in “Pianura. Poesia e prosa degli anni Settanta” — Lowland. Poetry and Prose of the 1970s, a c. by S. Vassalli, ibid. 1974, pp.53-60; Nove poesie civili — Nine Civil Poems; in Almanacco dello specchio 5, Mondadori, Milan 1976, pp. 233-46; Dissonanza. Poesie d'amore — Dissonance. Love Poems; in Poesia degli anni Settanta — Poetry of the 1970's, a c. by A. Porta, Feltrinelli, Milan 1979, pp. 350-51). In his first two novels he retraces the existential trail of his generation, from the years of his formation, culminated with the political events of the summer of 1960 — which the Lupo Bambino — The Child Wolf — (1975) is dedicated to — on to the years of the crushed revolutionary promises, recounted in La sera del giorno — The Evening of the Day — (1981). He has since started to confront with "genre" narrative's structures, from hystory to spy-story writing... [p.pp.]