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Meeting in Positano

Meeting in Positano

Author(s): Goliarda Sapienza, Brian Robert Moore (Translator)

Location(s): Amalfi Coast, Positano

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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In this charming, deeply atmospheric novel set against the Amalfi Coast of the 1950s, two women form an intense and lasting friendship that embodies the paradoxes of Italian society.

Inspired by her own adventurous, unconventional life, actress and writer Goliarda Sapienza’s recently rediscovered novel takes the reader to the sun-drenched town of Positano in southern Italy. There, while working on a film, Goliarda encounters the captivating Erica, a beautiful widow called “Princess” by the locals, who has been the object of much speculation. As the two women grow closer in spite of their different personalities, they gradually reveal more about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the ghosts from their pasts that continue to hang over them.

Writing the story of their transformative friendship thirty years later, Goliarda offers a profound reflection on love in its many forms, and opens a window onto an enchanting time and place that lingers in the mind. And this unlikely bond, forged between a leftist idealist and a traditional aristocrat, acts as a microcosm of Italy, illuminating its complex, competing impulses.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Positano: “..not only an aerie-like plaything at night and a sacred Mediterranean altar in the morning, but a true crossroads of international customs, languages and races..” My first thought on picking up this short...

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