Born in Gorizia, Italy, Cleto Munari describes himself as a globetrotter, collector, and inventor. Evidently, he’s also a bookworm. What’s he reading? See what’s on his reading list in Designers & Books.
As his introductory says, “In thinking about some of my favorite books I cannot avoid dreaming about my own desires for adventure and imaginary worlds. Dumas and Salgari are part of those childhood fantasies whereas my early adulthood found me leaning toward the aristocratic world described by authors like Tomasi di Lampedusa. Other books on this list are associated with my friendships and interactions with fiction writers such as Mahfouz and Saramago, or poets met through a friend of mine who translates and works with poets, including Wole Soyinka, Mark Strand, and Manuel Alegre. Still other books are those that I enjoy rereading every now and then.”