Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

Milan 1926-Segrate 1972. Founder of the Feltrinelli publishing company and organiser (early ’70s) of armed-struggle units in the years of terrorism, during which he met a tragic death. A member of the Resistance in ’44, he joined (and funded) the PCI. Set up the Biblioteca Feltrinelli, later a Foundation, in Milan. Launched the publishing company in 1954 with important books such as Doctor Zhivago (opposed by the PCI, which he then left) and The Leopard. Relations with Castro and Guevara in Cuba in ’64.

Andrea Carlo Ferrari
Carlo Feltrinelli