Amelia Pincherle Rosselli

Maureen Melita (Marist College)
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A prolific Jewish Italian author of various literary works, including seven dramas such as Anima [Her Soul] (1898) and Emma Liona [Lady Hamilton] (1924), her own memoirs (Memorie, 2001), children’s books (e.g., Topinino: Storia di un bambino [Topinino: Story of a Little Boy], 1905), and countless epistolary exchanges, Amelia Pincherle Rosselli is most often referred to – or identified as – the mother of antifascist activists Carlo (1899-1937) and Nello (1900-1937) Rosselli. Pincherle Rosselli’s famous, familial bonds also extend to her nephew, the novelist Alberto Moravia, and her granddaughter, the poet Amelia Rosselli. She was, however, much more than a mother, aunt, and grandmother to the younger generation. She was a strong-willed, antifascist, and patriotic Italian who…

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Citation: Melita, Maureen. "Amelia Pincherle Rosselli". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 August 2019 [, accessed 04 December 2023.]

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