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International Women’s Day | Matilde Serao
March 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Serao, Matilde (1856–1927)
Guest speaker Michael Pacitti from London.
Michael translated two of Matilde Serao’s novellas, Thirty Percent (Trenta Percento) and Lucky Numbers (Terno Secco), are now available in a single volume on Kindle.
Matilde Serao was the first woman to edit and publish a newspaper in Italy. She is an inspiration to all women and a force of nature that deserves greater recognition. She was the chronicler par excellence of the Naples of her time and a woman of indefatigable ambition. Her portrayal of Naples in the late 19th century in all its anarchic and decadent magnificence is the genesis of everything that proceeds it. She should be honored as the great-great Godmother of the feminist chronicler of Naples de nos jours, and her contribution to Italian literature should not be ignored.
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