Cristina Campo

Cristina Campo was the pen name of Vittoria Guerrini (1923–1977), an Italian writer, intellectual, and translator. Besides poems and criticism, Campo also published translations of works by Katherine Mansfield, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, and Simone Weil. This essay, translated from Italian by Alex Andriesse and used with permission from New York Review Books, originally appeared in 1953.

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