Elsa Morante

Literary Birthday – 18 August – Elsa Morante

Elsa Morante was born 18 August 1912 and died 25 November 1985.

Three Quotes

  1. So much of the news was invented for propaganda.
  2. Man, by his very nature, tends to give himself an explanation of the world into which he is born. And this is what distinguishes him from the other species. Every individual, even the least intelligent, the lowest of outcasts, from childhood on gives himself some explanation of the world. And with it he manages to live. And without it, he would sink into madness.
  3. How strange and unnatural destiny is. I married a man eight years younger than myself, and according to the law of nature I should have been the first to die, with Him at my side. Instead, it was my destiny to witness His death.

Elsa Morante was an Italian novelist. She was best known for her novel La storia (History).

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 18th August 2014