Which is the best way to celebrate the birth anniversary of Elsa Morante?
Reading one of her books!
Today we are reading “Lo Scialle Andaluso” (“Den andalusiska sjalen”), a collection of stories published in Sweden as “Den Andalusiska Sjalen” by Italienska Kulturinstitutet in 2012, with the support of the C.M. Lerici Foundation.
Elsa Morante was one of the most important voices of the Italian contemporary literature. In her books, she told the 20th century history of Italy. She is best known for her novel “L’isola di Arturo” (1957) (“Arturos ö”, Bonnier 1959), that won the Strega Prize. In 1974 Morante published “La storia” (“Historien”, Norstedt 1979), a book about the events surrounding Rome during World War II, that was listed in the Bokklubben World Library List of 100 Best Books of All Time.