Italy, 1923 - 1977
poet, essayist, translator

Cristina Campo

Cristina Campo, pseudonym of Vittoria Guerrini, was a writer and translator. Besides poetry and translations (of, among others, Marianne Moore, John Donne, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Emily Dickinson, Simone Weil, William Carlos Williams, and Virginia Woolf), she published a small but unequalled oeuvre of lucid essays which balances poetry, art, philosophy, and religion. Her essays have been collected in Fiaba e mistero (1962) and Il flauto e il tappeto (1971). In 1987, Milanese publishing house Adelphi published the essay collection Gli imperdonabili. Nexus first introduced Campo to a Dutch audience, by publishing ‘De onvergeeflijken’ (‘The Unforgivables’) in Nexus 16, with an introductory essay by Rob Riemen – both published in English translation in Becoming Human Is an Art.

Published in

Cultura Animi

Becoming Human Is an Art

Campo, Steiner & Rowland
Journal Nexus

Nexus 58

Journal Nexus

Nexus 51

Mijn Arcadië
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 25

Het menselijk tekort
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 16

Cultuur en politiek