Amalia Guglielminetti  

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Amalia Guglielminetti (Turin, 4 April 1881 - 4 December 1941) was an Italian poet and writer.

Amalia, who had two sisters, Emma ed Erminia, and a brother, Ernesto, was born to Pietro Guglielminetti and his wife Felicita Lavezzato. Her great-grandfather had moved from Cravanzana to Turin around 1858, where he had established a timber business. The father died in 1886, and they family moved to a grandfather, who sent Amalia to a religious school.

She started writing in 1901, for the "Gazzetta del Popolo", where her poetry was published in its Sunday supplement. Her poetry then appeared in Voci di Giovinezza, published in 1903, and dedicated to her father.

Her main works are the poetry collections Le seduzioni (1908) and L'insonne (1913) and the prose collections I volti dell'amore (1913) and Quando avevo un amante (1923).

She had an affair with Guido Gozzano with whom exchanged in 1907-09 a series of love letters, published posthumously (Lettere d'amore di G. Gozzano e A. Guglielminetti, 1951).

Between 1916 and 1925 she wrote books for children: Fiabe in versi (1916); La reginetta Chiomadoro (1923); Il ragno incantato (1923) and La carriera dei pupazzi (1925).

In the following years she became romantically involved with Pitigrilli (Dino Segre). The relationship became so intense that she had a nervous collapse. She recovered, however, feeling that the experience had made her stronger.

She died from complications resulting from an accident during an air-raid. She had always remained a solitary and somewhat depressed figure.

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