Once Too Radical for Italy, Goliarda Sapienza Is Belatedly Getting Her Due
By Anna Momigliano
Goliarda Sapienza yearned for an audience. An actress turned writer at the cusp of middle age, and now considered a feminist icon in her native Italy, she felt that telling one’s story is what gives existence meaning. “Life is always a novel left unwritten if we leave it buried inside of us, and I believe in literature,” she wrote in MEETING IN POSITANO (Other Press, paper, $15.99), a characteristically intense work of autofiction, set in the 1950s on the Amalfi coast.
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