Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies (Toronto Italian by Gian Maria Annovi,Flora Ghezzo

By Gian Maria Annovi,Flora Ghezzo

After years of obscurity, Anna Maria Ortese (1914–1998) is rising as probably the most very important Italian authors of the twentieth-century, taking her position along such luminaries as Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and Elsa Morante. Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies encompasses a collection of essays via proven Ortese students that hint her striking artistic trajectory.

Bringing a variety of serious views to Ortese’s paintings, the members to this assortment map the author’s advanced textual geography, with its overlapping literary genres, varieties, and conceptual different types, and the rhetorical and narrative techniques that pervade Ortese’s many varieties of writing. The essays are complemented through fabric translated right here for the 1st time: Ortese’s unpublished letters to her mentor, the author Massimo Bontempelli; and a longer interview with Ortese by way of fellow Italian novelist Dacia Maraini.

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