Botteghe Oscure

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Botteghe Oscure
Categories literary journal
Founder Marguerite Caetani
Year founded 1948
Final issue 1960
Country Italy
Based in Rome
Language Italian, French, English, German, Spanish
OCLC number 1536926

Botteghe Oscure was a literary journal, published and edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (Princess di Bassiano) from 1948 until 1960.

History and profile[edit]

Botteghe Oscure was established in 1948.[1][2] The magazine was named after via delle Botteghe Oscure (Latin: Ad Apothecas Obscuras), where the editorial office was located;[1] during the Middle Ages the street's "dark shops" came to be installed under the dark arches of the Circus Flaminius (illustration of a street sign).

The review was published twice a year with poetry and prose in five languages (Italian, French and English, and alternating issues featuring German and Spanish-language segments. It was distributed in the United States through Farrar, Straus & Young and the Gotham Book Mart.[3]

Giorgio Bassani was an editor. Later Eugene Walter moved from Paris to Rome to edit the magazine for Marguerite Chapin Caetani who also founded and edited the magazine.[2] The publication of the magazine ended in 1960.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Helen Barolini. "The Shadowy Lady of the Street of Dark Shops". VQR (Spring 1998). Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Lorenzo M. Salvagni (2013). "In the Garden of Letters: Marguerite Caetani and the International Literary Review Botteghe Oscure" (PhD Thesis). OATD. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Bogan, Louise. "Books," The New Yorker, 19 September 1953.