Ginevra Bompiani

GINEVRA BOMPIANI was born in Milan and teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Siena.

She is the author of several works of fiction: Bartelemi all’ombra (Milan: Mondadori, 1967), Le specie del sonno (Milan: Ricci, 1975; Macerata: Quodlibet, 1998), Mondanità (Milan: La Tartaruga, 1980), L’incantato (Milan: Garzanti, 1987), Vecchio cielo, nuova terra (Milan: Garzanti, 1988), and L’orso maggiore (Milan: Anabasi, 1994).

Most of her works have been translated into French: Les règnes du sommeil (Paris: Verdier, 1986), L’Etourdi (Paris: Gallimard, 1989), Ciel ancien, terre nouvelle (Paris: Gallimard, 1990), and Le Grand Ours (Paris: Stock, 1995).

Vecchio cielo, nuova terra has also appeared in a Spanish translation in 1994 (Viejo cielo, nueva tierra. Barcelona: Lumen, 1994).

Ginevra Bompiani is also the author of two children’s books, Via terra (Turin: Einaudi, 1994) and L’amorosa avventura di una pelliccia e di un'armatura (Palermo: Sellerio, 2000).

She is well known for her literary criticism as well. Among her essays are Lo spazio narrante (Milan: La Tartaruga, 1978), L’attesa (Milan: Feltrinelli, 1988), and Tempora (Milan: Anabasi, 1993).











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