Matilde Serao


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(1856–1927). One of the major literary figures of her time. Born in Greece, with a Greek mother, she grew up in Naples, qualifying as a schoolteacher. She was introduced to journalism by her father and was soon publishing reviews and short stories in various papers. She moved to Rome in 1882, became a friend of D'Annunzio, Boito, and other literary figures, and wrote—amongst much else—an often provocative society column for Cronaca bizantina. She married Edoardo Scarfoglio in 1885. The two of them returned to Naples, where they founded and ran Il Corriere di Napoli and Il Mattino. She separated from Scarfoglio in 1904, subsequently founding the weekly La Settimana, and the daily Il Giorno.


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