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 includes a number of essays by means of proven Ortese students that hint her outstanding inventive trajectory.

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 The essays are complemented by means of fabric translated the following for the 1st time: Ortese’s unpublished letters to her mentor, the author Massimo Bontempelli; and a longer interview with Ortese by way of fellow Italian novelist Dacia Maraini.

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