In the Garden of Letters: Marguerite Caetani and the International Literary Review Botteghe Oscure Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Salvagni, Lorenzo M.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
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  • This study focuses on the international, multilingual literary review Botteghe Oscure (1948-60), which has so far received undeservedly little attention, and its editor, the American-Italian Marguerite Chapin Caetani (1880-1963). In spite of her active role as founder and editor of two modernist anthologies, Marguerite Caetani has long been considered merely as a lady bountiful for the multitude of authors she supported during her forty-year career in publishing. Building on an extensive study of Caetani's correspondence, which includes a great amount of unpublished material, my dissertation presents Marguerite Caetani as a protagonist of twentieth-century transatlantic literature and sheds light on her contribution to the formation of a new literary canon in post-war Italy.
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  • Luisetti, Federico
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  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2013
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