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Amelia Rosselli
Born in 1930 in Paris, the daughter of English political activist Marion Cave and Italian anti-fascist Carlo Rosselli, who was assassinated by the fascist secret police, Amelia Rosselli devoted her life to the study of musical composition, poetry and translation. Her style was highly experimental and she wrote in English and French as well as Italian. She returned to Italy in 1946 and lived in Rome until she committed suicide in 1996 by jumping from her fifth floor apartment. After an excruciating period of silence and mental illness, Impromptu was written in a burst of unexpected creativity in 1979. The poem won the Pier Paolo Pasolini Prize in 1981. It was the last original collection in Italian that Rosselli produced.

Books by Amelia Rosselli

Impromptu: A Trilingual Edition