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

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 named after via delle Botteghe Oscure (Latin: Ad Apothecas Obscuras), where the editorial office was located; 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.[1]

Giorgio Bassani was an editor. Later Eugene Walter moved from Paris to Rome to edit the magazine for Caetani.

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