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Anna Banti

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(1895–1985). Novelist born in Florence who studied history of art in Rome, where she met and married the art historian Roberto Longhi. Her last work, Un grido lacerante (1981), ...

Banti, Anna

Banti, Anna (1895–1985)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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..., Anna (pseud. of Lucia Lopresti ) ( 1895–1985 ). Novelist born in Florence who studied history of art in Rome , where she met and married the art historian Roberto Longhi . Her last work, Un grido lacerante ( 1981 ), presents a fictionalized account of their marriage. She co-founded and co-edited the journal Paragone with Longhi, taking over the editorship entirely after his death and regularly writing on cinema and literature (especially women writers). Her publications include studies of painters, literary translations , and biographies ,...

Anna Banti

Anna Banti  

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(1895–1985).Novelist born in Florence who studied history of art in Rome, where she met and married the art historian Roberto Longhi. Her last work, Un grido lacerante (1981), presents ...
Twentieth-Century Italian Prose

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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2006
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...representation; and Antonio Tabucchi , whose subtle narratives exploited points of view to probe the vagaries of human subjectivity. At the same time, translators inspired by the feminist agenda of restoring forgotten women writers rediscovered the work of Sibilla Aleramo , Anna Banti , and Grazia Deledda . The favourable reception accorded to William Weaver's translation of Elsa Morante's La storia ( 1974 , History), a novel about Rome during the 1940s, indicated the sustained vitality of domestic interests that had motivated many postwar translations...

Women Writers

Women Writers   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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...a variety of classes wrote about the Resistance , in which women had played a significant part, remarble results being achieved in the work of Renata Viganò and Giovanna Zangrandi . Fausta Cialente and Alba De Cespedes wrote about women with a new incisive realism; Anna Banti , Anna Maria Ortese , and Elsa Morante brought a new intellectual depth and control; Natalia Ginzburg proved one of the most penetrating analysts in Italy of the changing relations between individuals in modern society. The tension, evident particularly in Morante and Ortese,...

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