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By Santo L. Arico

Regardless of the variety and prime quality in their paintings, Italian girls writers have bought scant consciousness from critics, in Italy or somewhere else. All too usually, their contributions have long gone unrecognized. This assortment demonstrates the significance of those writers to the literary international and seeks to deliver them the serious realization they deserve. Twelve students and literary critics study the superior prose produced in recent times via Italian girls in various genres, together with fiction, journalism, and biography.

Among the writers mentioned are Anna Banti, Camilla Cederna, Fausta Cialente, Oriana Fallaci, Natalia Ginzburg, Armanda Guiducci, Gina Lagorio, Gianna Manzini, Dacia Maraini, Elsa Morante, Lalla Romano, and Francesca Sanvitale.

The subject matters they tackle diversity from love, disillusionment, friendship, and relations existence to inventive imaginative and prescient and the journalistic novel, to political activism, the situation of ladies in Italy, and the impression of feminism on Italian tradition. even if a few of the writers mentioned describe themselves as feminists, others don't. equally, the members to the quantity signify a spectrum of severe and political views. What emerges is a chain of pix that mirror the diversity, dynamism, and creativity of girls writers in modern day Italy.

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By Santo L. Arico

Regardless of the variety and prime quality in their paintings, Italian girls writers have bought scant consciousness from critics, in Italy or somewhere else. All too usually, their contributions have long gone unrecognized. This assortment demonstrates the significance of those writers to the literary international and seeks to deliver them the serious realization they deserve. Twelve students and literary critics study the superior prose produced in recent times via Italian girls in various genres, together with fiction, journalism, and biography.

Among the writers mentioned are Anna Banti, Camilla Cederna, Fausta Cialente, Oriana Fallaci, Natalia Ginzburg, Armanda Guiducci, Gina Lagorio, Gianna Manzini, Dacia Maraini, Elsa Morante, Lalla Romano, and Francesca Sanvitale.

The subject matters they tackle diversity from love, disillusionment, friendship, and relations existence to inventive imaginative and prescient and the journalistic novel, to political activism, the situation of ladies in Italy, and the impression of feminism on Italian tradition. even if a few of the writers mentioned describe themselves as feminists, others don't. equally, the members to the quantity signify a spectrum of severe and political views. What emerges is a chain of pix that mirror the diversity, dynamism, and creativity of girls writers in modern day Italy.

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H. Whitfield's Short History of Italian Literature (1960) examine in detail only the works of male writers. Except for Frank Rosengarten's brief discussion of Renata Viganò's resistance novel L'Agnese va a morire (Agnes goes to die), Sergio Pacifici's edited collection From Verismo to Experimentalism: Essays on the Modern Novel (1969) also ignores the writings of women. Ernest H. 8 In Writers and Politics in Modern Italy (1978), John Gatt-Rutter attempts a brief summary of the literary history of the postwar period and of selected writers whose works express a preoccupation with a new society.

P. cm. Includes bibliographical references.  paper).  Italian literatureWomen authorsHistory and criticism.  Italian literature20th centuryHistory and criticism. 9'9287'09045-dc20016 89-28436 CIP British Library Cataloguing in Publication data are available. Page v A Luisa, Marisa, Anthony e a tutti i miei cari Page vii Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction Santo L. Aricò 3 Elsa Morante: The Trauma of Possessive Love and Disillusionment Rocco Capozzi 11 A Lexicon for Both Sexes: Natalia Ginzburg and the Family Saga Corinna Del Greco Lobner 27 History, Art, and Fiction in Anna Banti's Artemisia Deborah Heller 45 Memory and Time in Lalla Romano's Novels, La penombra che abbiamo attraversato and Le parole tra noi leggere Flavia Brizio 63 Gina Lagorio and the Courage of Women Mark F.

Both Dominique Fernandez' Roman italien et la crise de la conscience moderne (Italian novels and the crisis of modern conscience) (1958) and J. H. Whitfield's Short History of Italian Literature (1960) examine in detail only the works of male writers. Except for Frank Rosengarten's brief discussion of Renata Viganò's resistance novel L'Agnese va a morire (Agnes goes to die), Sergio Pacifici's edited collection From Verismo to Experimentalism: Essays on the Modern Novel (1969) also ignores the writings of women.

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