Italian Women Writers

Italian Women Writers

by Rinaldina Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313283478

ISBN-13: 9780313283475

Pub. Date: 08/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Women have had a long and active role in Italian letters. This reference work contains biographical, critical, and bibliographical profiles of 51 writers from the 14th century to the present day. The entries are written by contributors knowledgeable of the historical period in which their chosen writers lived, and reflect both the literary tradition that

Overview

Women have had a long and active role in Italian letters. This reference work contains biographical, critical, and bibliographical profiles of 51 writers from the 14th century to the present day. The entries are written by contributors knowledgeable of the historical period in which their chosen writers lived, and reflect both the literary tradition that conditioned their works and the modern gender issues that have shaped contemporary critical interpretation.

For easy reference, the entries in this volume are organized alphabetically and have a uniform format. The first section of each entry is a biographical outline that places primary emphasis on the writer's career and her literary contributions. The second section analyzes recurrent themes, with special regard to the writer's major works. The third section surveys her critical fortune and includes a bibliography, which lists primary works, English translations, and critical studies of the writer. The writers included represent different periods in Italian cultural history and offer the greatest possible variety in women's literary experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313283475
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1994
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj by Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz

Sibilla Aleramo by Fiora A. Bassanese

Isabella Andreini by Nancy Dersofi

Tullia d'Aragona by Rinaldina Russell

Anna Banti by Beverly Ballaro

Laura Battiferri Ammannati by Giovanna Rabitti

Luisa Bergalli by Pamela D. Stewart

Caterina da Siena by Suzanne Noffke

Laura Cereta by Albert Rabil, Jr.

Fausta Cialente by Bruce Merry

Vittoria Colonna by Fiora A. Bassanese

Contessa Lara by Bruce Merry

Alba de Céspedes by Ellen Nerenberg

Grazia Deledda by Marilyn Migiel

Cassandra Fedele by Diana Robin

Moderata Fonte by Paola Malpezzi Price

Veronica Franco by Marilyn Migiel

Veronica Gàmbara by Rinaldina Russell

Natalia Ginzburg by Bruce Merry and Julie Docker

Amalia Guglielminetti by Barbara Turoff

Margherita Guidacci by Renata Treitel and Ruth Feldman

Armanda Guiducci by Fiora A. Bassanese

Gina Lagorio by Paola Blelloch

Alessandra Macinghi Strozzi by Mia Cocco

Gianna Manzini by Beverly Ballaro

Dacia Maraini by Carol Lazzaro-Weis

Faustina Maratti Zappi by Antonio Franceschetti

Lucrezia Marinella by Paola Malpezzi Price

Chiara Matraini by Giovanna Rabitti

Maria Messina by Maria Nina Lombardo

Elsa Morante by Rocco Capozzi

Olympia Morata by Albert Rabil, Jr.

Isabella di Morra by Juliana Schiesari

Neera by Bruce Merry

Ada Negri by Bruce Merry

Giulia Niccolai by Rebecca West

Isotta Nogarola by Margaret L. King

Caterina Percoto by Hermann W. Haller

Antonia Pozzi by Rebecca West

Antonia Pulci by Bernard Toscani

Rosa Rosà by Cristina Della Coletta

Amelia Rosselli by Cristina Della Coletta

Suor Maria Clemente Ruoti by Elissa B. Weaver

Diodata Saluzzo Roero by Antonio Franceschetti and Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz

Matilde Serao by Ursula J. Fanning

Maria Luisa Spaziani by Barbara Zecchi

Gaspara Stampa by Fiora A. Bassanese

Suor Arcangela Tarabotti by Elissa B. Weaver

Laura Terracina by Nancy Dersofi

Lucrezia Tornabuoni by Rinaldina Russell

Annie Vivanti by Bruce Merry

Selected Bibliography

Index

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