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Fausta Cialente

Biography

Fausta Cialente was born in Cagliari in 1898. However, her mother was from Trieste and Cialente always considered Trieste her spiritual home. Her father was in the military so she moved around a lot as a child. In 1921 she married Enrico Terni and they moved to Alexandria, Egypt. During the war, she kept in contact with the Italian Resistance and spoke out against the Fascists on Radio Cairo. She started writing novels in the late 1920s but then gave up till after the war. She is best known for her autobiographical novel Le quattro ragazze Wieselberger [The Four Wieselberger Girls]. She died in England in 1994.

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Fausta Cialente (1898-1994) (in Italian)
Fausta Cialente (1898-1994) (in Italian)

Bibliography

1929 Marianna
1930 Natalia
1935 Pamela o la bella estate
1936 Cortile a Cleopatra
1961 Ballata Levantina (The Levantines)
1962 Marcellina
1966 Un inverno freddissimo
1972 Il vento sulla sabbia
1976 Le quattro ragazze Wieselberger [The Four Wieselberger Girls]
1976 Interno con figure
1995 I bambini