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LEO LONGANESI (1905 - 1957)

Born in Bagnocavallo (Ra) and dead in Milan. After his degree in law he starts to work as journalist. Founder and manager of È Permesso, Il Toro, L’Italiano, Omnibus; he also writes with Il Selvaggio for the review Mino Maccari. He joins the literary movement Strapaese. Illustrator and caricaturist. His plentiful production is also near the Italian popular press tradiction: calenders, almanacs, dream-books, playing cards and so on. Exhibitions of his works: in the Galleria del Selvaggio, Florence; then he took part in several exhibitions as Exhibition of Italian 20th century, Milan, Exhibition of the tenth anniversary of Fascist revolution in Rome, first and second Quadriennale, the XIX Biennale of Venice, Exhibition of the Italian design in Berlin. 1941 his private and important exhibition in the Galleria Barbaroux, Milan. After the Second World War he founds and manage the homonymous publishing house. 1950 he founds Il Borghese" and "Oggi".

an intellectual is the type of person who has bound those books he has not read
and yet, the contrary is always true as well
art is a call to which too many who are not called give an answer
it is not freedom that is wanting, but free men
love is waiting for something delightful that when it arrives is tiresome
memories are interpreted like dreams
the failings of others are too much like our own