Marghieri, Clotilde (1897–1981)

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Marghieri, Clotilde (1897–1981)

Italian novelist and essayist. Name variations: Clotilde Betocchi Marghieri. Born 1897 in Naples, Italy; died 1981; attended University of Florence.

Achieved popular and critical success with such works as Vita in villa (1963), Le educande di Poggio Gherardo (1963), Il segno sul braccio (1970), which were collected as Trilogia (1982); wrote the bestselling novel Amati enigmi (1974), which won the Viareggio Prize; also contributed to Il Mondo and Corriere della Sera and won several other prizes.

See also A Matter of Passion: Letters of Bernard Berenson and Clotilde Marghieri (U. of California Press, 1989).