DeSalvo, Louise

Dr. Louise A. DeSalvo

September 1942 – October 2018


Louise A. DeSalvo was an American writer, editor, professor, and lecturer who lived in New Jersey. Much of her work focused on Italian-American culture, though she was also a renowned Virginia Woolf scholar.

Dr. Louise DeSalvo taught writing and literature at Hunter College in Manhattan. Her Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work (1989), was named one of the most important books of the 20th century by Women’s Review of Books.

She was a feminist scholar and essayist who also wrote about D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and Djuna Barnes, among others. She taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey from 1977 to 1982, when she became a professor of English and creative writing at Hunter.

Dr. DeSalvo also published memoirs with arresting titles like VertigoBreathlessChasing Ghosts and Crazy in the Kitchen: Food, Feuds and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family, which was named a Book Sense Book of the Year for 2004.

Check out the full New York Times article for the full In Memoriam


 

The House of Early Sorrows: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823279302
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Published: Fordham University Press - April 3rd, 2018

Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir of a Father, Gone to War (World War II: The Global) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823268849
Published: Fordham University Press - October 12th, 2015

The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250051035
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 7th, 2014

Crazy in the Kitchen: Foods, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 1st, 2005

Vertigo: A Memoir (Cross-Cultural Memoir) Cover Image
By Louise DeSalvo, Edvige Giunta (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781558613959
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Published: Feminist Press - August 1st, 2002

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Published: Beacon Press - October 19th, 2000