Vigano, Renata 1900-1976

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VIGANO, Renata 1900-1976

PERSONAL: Born 1900, in Bologna, Italy; died 1976; married.

CAREER: Writer. Worked as a nurse; during World War II, worked in the Partisan Resistance movement.

AWARDS, HONORS: Viareggio Prize, 1949, for L'Agnese va a morire.


L'Agnese va a morire (novel; title means "Agnes Goes Off to Die"), 1949, Einaudi (Turin, Italy), 1967.

Matrimonio in brigata, Vangelista (Milan, Italy), 1976, translation by Suzanne Branciforte published as Partisan Wedding: Stories, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 1999.

Other writings include Ginestra in fiore (poems; title means "Broom in Flower"), 1913; Piccola fiamma (poems; title means "Little Flame"), 1916; Il lume spento (title means "The Extinguished Light"), 1933; Mondine (essays; title means "Female Rice Workers"), 1952; Arriva la cicogna (title means "A Visit from the Stork"), 1954; Donne della Resistenza (essays; title means "Women of the Resistance"), 1955; Ho conosciuto Ciro (title means "I Knew Ciro"), 1959; and Una storia di ragazze (fiction; title means "A Tale of Two Girls"), 1962.

ADAPTATIONS: The book L'Agnese va a morire was adapted as a screenplay by Giuliano Montaldo.



New York Times Book Review, January 2, 2000, Jenny McPhee, "Italy's Women Warriors," p. 14.

Publishers Weekly, October 11, 1999, review of Partisan Wedding, p. 57*