Paola Drigo

Luciano Parisi (University of Exeter)
Trans. by Charlotte Beare (University of Exeter)
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Paola Bianchetti was born in Castelfranco Veneto on January 4th, 1876, to an affluent family (her father and one grandfather were lawyers, her other grandfather was a doctor). Her family was also politically active: her maternal grandfather had been a member of parliament, a great-uncle on her father’s side a senator, and her father had fought in Trentino alongside Garibaldi’s troops in 1866. Paola was educated at the liceo (high school) in Treviso. At the age of twenty-two she married Giulio Drigo, a wealthy landowner, with whom she had a son, Paolo, in 1899, and a daughter who died immediately after birth. From then on, she lived in Padua, her husband’s hometown, and in one of his villas at Mussolente, near Mount Grappa. She began writing at the age of thirty-six and published two…

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Citation: Parisi, Luciano. "Paola Drigo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 September 2016 [, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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