Emilio De Marchi
Milan 1851-Milan 1901. A writer, translator and professor of Stylistics at the University of Milan. Culturally a Manzonian (the moral of resignation and honesty), to some extent he adhered to Scapigliatura. The author of novels published in the press, inventor of the noir genre (Il cappello del prete, 1888), he preferred Milanese settings (Demetrio Pianelli, 1889). He contrasted Verga’s “defeated” with humanity in pain but with a light, humorous touch. Conservative political writings (Le forze conservatrici) with an educational intent (Età preziosa, on religious and family values).