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Benedetta Craveri

BENEDETTA CRAVERI is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to "The New York Review of Books" and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper "La Republica." Her books include "Madame du Deffand and Her World," "La Vie privee du Marechal de Richelieu," and "Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne."