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GIULIO COGNI (January 10, 1908 – November 15, 1983) was an Italian writer, racial theorist, music composer and music critic.

LIFE

Giulio Cogni taught psychology and musical esthetics at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini. He published articles in the journals Il Mattino
Il Mattino
, Il Messaggero
Il Messaggero
, La Sicilia
La Sicilia
and Gazzetta del Sud
Gazzetta del Sud
.

Cogni was also an Italian racial theorist and member of the National Fascist Party of Italy
Italy
. Cogni wrote the work Il Razzismo (1936) and sent it to Duce
Duce
Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini
to review, initially Mussolini was not impressed with the work, however Cogni's ideas later entered into the official Fascist racial policy several years later.

In 1941 Giulio Cogni went to Weimar
Weimar
in Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
where he met collaborating European writers and joined the "Europäische Schriftstellervereinigung" (i.e. European Writers' League) which was founded by Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
.

LITERATURE BY COGNI

* Saggio sull’Amore come nuovo principio d’immortalità, Bocca, Torino (1933) * Il Razzismo (1936) * Lo Spirito Assoluto, La Nuova Italia, Firenze (1937) * I valori della stirpe italiana, Bocca, Torino (1937) * Il Segreto del Genio, Vallecchi, Firenze (1941) * Le forze segrete della musica, Ticci, Siena
Siena
(1942) * Agape Sacre, Ausonia, Siena
Siena
(1948) * Agape Eterna, Maia, Siena
Siena
(1952) * Che cosa è la musica, Curci, Milano (1956) * Marco Polo (1959), (ballet ) * Una notte nel bosco (1960), (ballet] * Wagner e Beethoven, Sansoni, Firenze (1960) * Livret d'opéra Tre sogni per Marina par Alberto Soresina * Io sono te, Meschina, Milano (1970) * Fra il suo teatro rappresentato: Empedocle (1951) * I miracoli di Santa Caterina (1952) * Il fantasma dell’Orto Botanico (1961) * Bhagavadgita, il canto del beato (1980)

REFERENCES

* ^ Aaron Gillette. Racial Theories in Fascist Italy. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 2002. P. 60. * ^ Aaron Gillette. Racial Theories in Fascist Italy. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 2002. P. 60. * ^ "Dichte, Dichter, tage nicht!" - Die Europäische Schriftsteller-Vereinigung in Weimar
Weimar
1941-1948 by Frank-Rutger Hausmann, 2004, ISBN 3-465-03295-0

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 23147707 * SUDOC :

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