FUBINI, MARIO (1900–1977), Italian literary historian and critic. Born in Turin, Fubini belonged to the group that gathered around the young liberal intellectual Piero Gobetti (killed by the Fascists in 1926). Fubini was first a schoolteacher and later a professor of Italian literature at the universities of Palermo (1937–39), from which he was removed owing to the antisemitic laws promulgated by the the Fascist regime, Trieste (1945–49), Milan (1949–67), and Pisa at the prestigious Scuola normale superiore (1967–77). He took an early interest in French literature, publishing two monographs, Alfredde Vigny (1922) and Jean Racine e la critica delle sue tragedie (1925), but subsequently concentrated on Italian literature,
Ceserani-Giuntini-Roberti, "Bibliografia degli scritti di Mario Fabini, 1918–1970," in: Critica e storia letteraria. Studi offerti a Mario Fabini (1970) i, xvii–lxxxvii, G. Grana, Letteratura italiana. I critici, 5 (1973), 3503–532; Chiesa-Pozzi, "Bibliografia degli scritti 1977–1978," in: Giornale storico della letteratura italiana, 155 (1978), 91–99.
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