Loquis: Elsa Morante

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Elsa Morante


Published on:  2018-02-13 21:12:00

  Famous people of Rome

Born in Rome on August 18, 1912, in Via Anicia 7, Elsa Morante spent her childhood in the popular district of Testaccio. The natural daughter of a Jewish teacher and an employee of the Sicilian post (Francesco Lo Monaco), at birth she was recognized by Augusto Morante, already husband of Irma, and overseer in a juvenile correction institute. Elsa grew up with the younger brothers Aldo, Marcello and Maria, all of whom were sons of the monk. The history of this family is a little peculiar. Elsa Morante was an Italian writer, essayist, poet and translator, one of the most important of the Second World War. First woman to be awarded the Strega Prize in 1957 with the novel «Arturo’s Island» she was the author of the novel «History: A novel», which appears on the list of the hundred best books of all time, drawn up in 2002 by the Norwegian book Club.

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