Banti, Anna


Banti, Anna

▪ Italian author and critic
pseudonym of  Lucia Lopresti , married name  Lucia Longhi Lopresti 
born June 27, 1895, Florence, Italy
died September 25, 1985, Ronchi di Massa

      Italian biographer, critic, and author of fiction about women's struggles for equality of opportunity.

      Banti acquired a degree in art and became literary editor of the important arts journal Paragone. Her early fiction, including short stories and the novel Sette lune (1941; “Seven Moons”), introduced her recurring theme of intelligent Italian women's low and lonely position. In 1947 she published one of her most noted works, the novel Artemisia (Eng. trans. Artemisia), based on the life of 16th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi (Gentileschi, Artemisia), who was among the first women artists to “maintain the right to spiritual parity between the sexes.” Banti's short-story collection Le donne muoiono (1951; “The Women Die”) was also noted; her subsequent fiction includes the novels La monaca di Sciangai (1957; “The Nun of Shanghai”); Noi credevamo (1967; “We Believed”), based on the life of Banti's grandfather, imprisoned for subversion; and La camicia bruciata (1973; “The Burned Shirt”), which returns to the theme of a woman's insistence on personal freedoms. In 1981 she published Un grido lacerante (A Piercing Cry), in which a woman must determine her real vocation as it relates to her life.

      Besides biographies of artists such as Fra Angelico (Angelico, Fra), Diego Velázquez (Velázquez, Diego), and Claude Monet, Banti wrote the play Corte Savella (1960; “Savella Court”) and translated novels of William Thackeray (Thackeray, William Makepeace) and Virginia Woolf (Woolf, Virginia) into Italian.

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