A small-town cosmopolitan

by Mario Marchetti

Gian Dàuli (1884-1945) is a name that has almost been forgotten today. However, as a translator and publisher, he was a pioneer in the diffusion of foreign literature in Italy; he made courageous and ground-breaking choices by translating and publishing works by Jewish, black, homosexual and pacifist authors in contrast with the policy of the Fascist regime.