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By Elisabetta Caminer Turra,Catherine M. Sama

Elisabetta Caminer Turra (1751-96) was once essentially the most fashionable ladies in eighteenth-century Italy and a significant determine within the foreign "Republic of Letters." A journalist and writer, Caminer participated in vital debates on capital punishment, freedom of the click, and the abuse of clerical energy. She additionally helped unfold Enlightenment rules into Italy via selling and publishing Voltaire's most up-to-date works and translating new eu plays-plays she herself directed, to nice applause, on Venetian stages.

Bringing jointly Caminer's letters, poems, and journalistic writings, approximately all released for the 1st time the following, Selected Writings deals readers an highbrow biography of this awesome determine in addition to a glimpse into her intimate correspondence with the main sought after thinkers of her day. yet extra vital, chosen Writings offers perception into the eagerness that lively Caminer's fervent reflections at the advanced and moving of ladies in her society-the comparable ardour that driven her to reach the male-dominated literary professions.

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