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Artemisia (European Women Writers Series)

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Artemisia Gentileschi, born in 1598, the 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 women 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 1895. Trained as an art historian, she turned to novels, stories, and autobiographical prose in the 1930s. Artemisia, her second novel, published in 1947, is 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 lacerante), appeared in 1981. Banti also wrote art criticism and monographs on painters (Lorenzo Lotto, Fra Angelico, Velázquez, Monet), literary criticism and film reviews, and translated novels by Thackery, Colette, Alain Fournier, and Virginia Woolf. She died in Ronchi di Massa (Tuscanny) in 1985.

Synopsis:

Artemisia Gentileschi, born in 1598, the 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 women 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.

About the Author

The translator, Shirley DArdia Caracciolo, whose afterword discusses the historical background and artistry of Artemisia, lives in Ireland. Susan Sontags books include The Benefactor and Against Interpretation and Other Essays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803262133
Translator:
Caracciolo, Shirley D'Ardia
Afterword:
Caracciolo, Shirley D'Ardia
Translator:
Caracciolo, Shirley D'Ardia
Author:
Sontag, Susan
Author:
Caracciolo, Shirley D'Ardia
Author:
Banti, Anna
Afterword by:
Caracciolo, Shirley D'Ardia
Afterword:
Caracciolo, Shirley D'Ardia
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Women painters
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Bison Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European Women Writers Series
Series Volume:
559
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5 in 0.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Artemisia Gentileschi, born in 1598, the 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 women 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.
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