What makes Artemisia a great book is this double destiny, of a book lost and recreated. A book that by being posthumous, rewritten, resurrected, gained incalculably in emotional reach and moral authority' Susan Sontag (in her introduction) Artemisia
is a tour de force, but certain passages are of exquisite resonance (Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Anna Banti was born in Florence in 1895 and graduated from the University of Rome. She directed the literary section of the magazine Paragone and, after the death of her husband, the famous art critic Roberto Longhi, also the art section. She wrote Artemisia at the age of fifty-two and went on to produce a great deal of work on art and criticism after it was published. Anna Banti died in 1985.