Her mother came from a Jewish family in Modena and her father was Sicilian. Except for a period during World War II , she resided in her home city until her death in She married the novelist Alberto Moravia in , and through him she met many of the leading Italian thinkers and writers of the day. Morante began writing short stories which appeared in various publications and periodicals, including periodicals for children, in the s. Her first book was a collection of some of the stories, Il Gioco Segreto, published in
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Shelves: italy , socialism , really-long Absolutely amazing. I wish this book were more readily available in English. After reading Part III of a 6-part novel not including prologue and epilogue , I wanted to read the rest. Especially since The Nameless One ends on such a cliffhanger--where does Rosaria go?
What happens to Anna? Eventually I found it via interlibrary loan. The rest of Absolutely amazing. The rest of the novel is just as magnificent, though certainly a slow burn. The characters are well-fleshed out, and as other reviewers have said, mostly unlikable particularly Edoardo, but yeah, everyone else to some extent too.
They each come into the lives of the others and to various degrees wreak certain amounts of havoc. The only one who "escapes" is Edoardo--the one with the most money--but then he dies, and in death the others continue to vie for his attentions. I have to say that, even though she behaved in absolutely terrible ways throughout the entirety of the book, Anna Massia is without a doubt one of my favorite fictional characters of all time. I love her, completely.
Menzogna e sortilegio
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