Women have had a long and active role in Italian letters. This reference work contains biographical, critical and bibliographical profiles of 51 writers from the 14th century to the present day. The material is organised alphabetically by writer.
RINALDINA RUSSELL is Professor of Romance Languages at Queens College, New York. She has written two books on Italian poetry, and her articles have appeared in journals such as Modern Philology, Romanic Review, Studies in Philology, and Forum Italicum.