R.I.P. Indro !

10 years today, at age 92, Indro Monatenlli died. Perhaps the best journalist Italy has ever had, a staunch conservative and a man who was proud to say he “had no owners”.

But my best memory of Montanelli, which I never met, are his fantastic history books, so full of lively details and dry humor to make reading them a joy. A source of inspiration, I have always tried to imitate his style, obviously without success, but feeling better for trying altogether.

I am sure his Lettera 22 is in Heaven with him…

"Montanelli typing on his portable Olivetti Lettera 22 in the hall of the offices of "Il Corriere della Sera"

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