Alba de Céspedes

Il "Meridiano"

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  • The text includes the papers given by Paolo Mauri
  • Margherita Ghilardi
  • Melania Mazzucco and Marina Zancan at the presentation of the "Meridiano" dedicated to Alba de Céspedes (A. de Céspedes
  • Romanzi
  • edited by M. Zancan
  • Mondadori
  • Milan 2011)
  • which took place in Rome at the Casa delle Letterature on 11 May 2011. The papers reveal the complexity
  • richness and modernity of the literary and cultural personality of the writer
  • tracing the history of her literary success but also the lack of understanding shown by the critics in her regard. The writings offer interesting interpretations of the novels collected in the "Meridiano" (Nessuno torna indietro
  • Dalla parte di lei
  • Quaderno proibito
  • Nel buio della notte
  • Con grande amore)
  • which is given the merit of restoring the position of de Céspedes to the Italian literary tradition
  • they discuss the significance of including the unfinished novel Con grande amore and show the importance of the Archive work
  • which substantiates the annotations and the completeness of the Chronology. The editor of the "Meridiano" also illustrates her relationship and collaboration with the author
  • the guidelines that were followed during the Archive work and the compiling of the "Meridiano"
  • as well as the reasons for publishing the unfinished Cuban novel
  • for the first time


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