By Gian Maria Annovi,Flora Ghezzo
After years of obscurity, Anna Maria Ortese (1914–1998) is rising as the most vital 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 contains a collection of essays by way of confirmed Ortese students that hint her amazing inventive trajectory.
Bringing a variety of severe views to Ortese’s paintings, the individuals to this assortment map the author’s complicated textual geography, with its overlapping literary genres, varieties, and conceptual different types, and the rhetorical and narrative thoughts that pervade Ortese’s many varieties of writing. The essays are complemented via fabric translated the following for the 1st time: Ortese’s unpublished letters to her mentor, the author Massimo Bontempelli; and a longer interview with Ortese via fellow Italian novelist Dacia Maraini.
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