Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555-92), a Venetian writer and poet. She also wrote The Thirteen Cantos of Floridoro, a chivalric romance. Virginia Cox is professor of Italian at New York University. Her many books include Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance (2013) and A Short History of the Italian Renaissance (2015). Dacia Maraini is a playwright and novelist in Italy. Her most famous works include Woman at War (1975) and The Silent Duchess (1990).
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