: Artemisia (European Women Writers) (): Anna Banti, Shirley D’Ardia Caracciolo, Susan Sontag: Books. These are the opening words of Anna Banti’s novel Artemisia. Who is talking? And when? The first-person voice – that of the author – writes. Artemisia is not a typical fiction in significant ways. It could be labelled as a biographical novel but follows little of the conventions one would.

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Description Artemisia Gentileschi, born inthe daughter of an esteemed painter, taught art in Naples and painted the great women of Roman and biblical history. She could neither read nor write, and she was the reviled victim in a public rape trial, rejected by her father, and later abandoned by her husband. Nevertheless, she was one of the first nana in modern times to uphold through her work and deeds the right of women to pursue careers compatible with their talents and on an equal footing with men.


This edition features a new introduction by the celebrated critic and writer Susan Sontag. Anna Banti, the pen name of Lucia Lopresti, was born in Florence in adtemisia Trained as an art historian, she turned to novels, stories, and autobiographical prose in the s.

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Artemisia, her second novel, published inis the most acclaimed of the sixteen works of fiction she published during her long life, and is considered a classic of twentieth century Italian literature. Her last, harrowingly confessional novel, A Piercing Cry Un grido laceranteappeared in Banti also wrote art criticism and monographs bantk painters Lorenzo Lotto, Fra Angelico, Velazquez, Monetliterary criticism and film reviews, and translated novels by Thackery, Colette, Alain Fournier, and Virginia Woolf.

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Forever Valley Marie Redonnet. Memoirs of Leticia Valle Rosa Chacel. Review quote “Now translated beautifully into English, banfi novel should vanti the way we think about historical fiction and its possibilities. A thickly textured and moving portrait. We must be grateful to [the author] and her translator for this imaginative presentation of an extraordinary individual. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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