Archive for Iris Origo

Iris Origo

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biographer, writer

Tribune of Rome: A Biography of Cola di Rienzo (1938), on the 14th-century Roman revolutionary

War in Val d’Orcia (1947; NYRB edition 2018), diary of the last years of Fascism and liberation of Italy

The Last Attachment (1949), on Byron and Countess Guiccioli

Giovanni and Jane (1950), a children’s book

A Measure of Love (1957), biographical essays

Images and Shadows (1970), an elegiac autobiography

A Need to Testify (1984), biographies of Ignazio Silone, Gaetano Salvemini, Ruth Draper and Lauro de Bosis, four opponents of Fascism

Un’amica. Ritratto di Elsa Dallolio (1988), a memoir of an old friend

A Chill in the Air – An Italian War Diary 1939–1940.  2017


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