Cristina Campo

Cristina Mazzoni (University of Vermont)
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Born Vittoria Guerrini in Bologna in 1923, the poet, essayist, and literary translator known as Cristina Campo moved to Rome in 1956. She died there in 1977 of a congenital heart malformation that had caused her to live a mostly reclusive life. In addition to translating the work of such diverse writers as John Donne, Virginia Woolf, and William Carlos Williams, Campo wrote a number of highly polished poems and literary essays. She so revered stylistic perfection that she wanted to have it said about her that, “She wrote little, and would like to have written less.”

Campo’s first book-length publication was a collection of poems titled Passo d’addio (Goodbye Step, 1956), followed by two books of essays, Fiaba e mister (Fairy Tale and Mystery, 1962) and Il flauto e il tappet (The

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Citation: Mazzoni, Cristina. "Cristina Campo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 January 2015 [, accessed 15 July 2024.]

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