By Laurie Dennett
Her marriage, in 1911, to the composer Prince Roffredo Caetani, a member of 1 of Italy's oldest dynasties, extra a complete new size to her lifestyles. not just did it carry her a identify, yet happiness, teenagers, and a collection of terribly proficient in-laws. while Marguerite and Roffredo moved to Rome in 1932, Ninfa, the property the place the Caetani relations had created a backyard one of the ruins of a medieval city, provided a safe haven from fascism and an outlet for creativity. At age sixty-eight, having survived the loss of life of her son, the conflict and the profession, Marguerite introduced the foreign evaluation Botteghe Oscure. Its objective used to be to reclaim respectability for Italian writing, yet via her discerning and beneficiant editorial imaginative and prescient, it turned a show off for writers in all places.
An engrossing biography in keeping with wide unique learn, An American Princess celebrates Marguerite Chapin Caetani's extraordinary accomplishments and legacy.
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