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Woman of Rome A Life of Elsa Morante

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ISBN-10: 0061472565

ISBN-13: 9780061472565

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lily Tuck

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Elsa Morante was born in 1912 to an unconventional family of modest means. She grew up with an independent spirit, a formidable will, and a commitment to writing-she wrote her first poem when she was just two years old. During World War II, Morante and her husband, the celebrated writer Alberto Moravia, were forced to flee occupied Rome-Moravia was half-Jewish (as was she) and wanted by the Fascists-and hide out in a remote mountain hut. After the war, Morante published a series of prize-winning novels, including Arturo's Island and History, a seminal account of the war, which established her as one of the leading Italian writers of her day. Lily Tuck's elegant and unusual biography also…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lily Tuck was born in Paris and is the author of three previous novels - Interviewing Matisse, The Woman Who Walked on Water and the PEN/Faulkner award finalist Siam - as well as a collection of stories, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. She lives in New York City.

Introduction
Two Uncles
Secret Games
Diary 1938
The War Years
House of Liars
Rome
Arturo's Island
Without the Comfort of Religion
Poetry and Pasolini
The World Saved by Children
History
Aracoeli
Elsa's Death
Epilogue
Notes
Works by Elsa Morante
Acknowledgments
Index