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Prolific and highly successful, Elsa Morante distinguished herself as a novelist, short story writer, and poet. The Marxist critic Gyorgy Lukacs hailed Morante's early House of the Liars (1948) as "the greatest modern Italian novel," but it was Arthur's Island (1957) that brought her international fame and an independent income. Her great financial triumph was, however, History (1974), which was the first Italian novel to be marketed with high-pressure promotional advertising, making use of publisher, mass media, and political party resources to push sales up to 600,000 copies in less than six months. Morante married Alberto Moravia in 1941, and they separated in 1962. (Bowker Author Biography)
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History 1,285 copies, 27 reviews
Arturo's Island 718 copies, 18 reviews
Aracoeli 262 copies, 16 reviews
House of Liars 185 copies, 4 reviews
Lo scialle andaluso 92 copies, 1 review
Angelico 21 copies
Opere 21 copies
Diario 1938 14 copies, 2 reviews
Opere 9 copies
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (Contributor) 173 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (Cover artist) 95 copies, 2 reviews
Relatos italianos del Siglo XX (Contributor) 11 copies, 1 review
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