Guareschi, Giovanni

Guareschi, Giovanni jōväˈnē gwärĕsˈkē [key], 1908–68, Italian journalist and novelist. Guareschi edited a humorous weekly before World War II and in 1945 helped to found the popular weekly Candido. A master of warm but satirical humor, he is best known as author of The Little World of Don Camillo (tr. 1950) and its sequels, tales of a village priest's struggles with the local Communists.

See his Family Guareschi (tr. 1970).

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