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 Joice <I>Gioconda Beatrice Salvadori Paleotti</I> Lussu

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Joice Gioconda Beatrice Salvadori Paleotti Lussu Famous memorial

Birth
Firenze Nova, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death 4 Nov 1998 (aged 86)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 232199151 View Source

Partisan, writer, translator and Italian poet, silver medal for military valor, captain in the Justice and Freedom brigades, sister of the historian and anti-fascist Max Salvadori and second wife of the politician and writer Emilio Lussu. Joyce's fate was already marked by her childhood. She was little more than a child when on the walls of Florence she wrote "down with the Duce" receiving, in exchange, the slaps of a black shirt. A rebellious spirit, certainly the son of the anti-fascist and libertarian education that her parents had given her. Her father, Guglielmo Salvadori, and mother, Giacinta Galletti, were both scions of rather wealthy families, but they had chosen to refuse comforts and inheritances to build their own path of life independently. The Salvadori, due to Guglielmo's collaboration with newspapers across the Channel, were forced to leave Italy in the mid-twenties to move to Switzerland. For Joyce this was the first of an infinite series of journeys, chosen or imposed, that characterized her entire existence. By commuting between the Swiss country and Italy, Joyce managed to graduate and thanks to the cosmopolitan and liberal circles frequented by her parents, she soon developed a great critical capacity and a solid intellectual education. She moved to Germany to study philosophy, and in Heidelberg she witnessed the emergence of Nazism and she lived with anger and anguish the absence of reaction from the academic and political circles she frequented. She thus left Germany and, together with her brother Max, entered Giustizia e Libertà, the clandestine anti-fascist formation founded by Carlo and Nello Rosselli. Within this experience, she met Emilio Lussu, who a few years later will become her life and fight partner. After emigrating to Portugal, France, England, and even to Africa for a short period, Joyce lived in hiding for a long time, even adapting to the role of forger to contribute to the expatriation of anti-fascist exiles. She will return to Italy the day after 25 July 1943 to join the nascent Resistance, and as a partisan she will carry out delicate liaison missions with the Allies. After the war, after having first served in the Action Party and, after the latter's dissolution, for a short time in the Socialist Party, she devoted much of her political commitment to the fight against imperialism. After meeting poets of the caliber of Nazim Hikmet and Agostinho Neto, she traslated their works in Italy for the first time, trying to raise public awareness of anti-colonial struggles. In the last years of her life, she will ceaselessly continue her work as a writer, dedicating herself in particular to the gender issue through the recovery of the oral memory of her places of origin. She died at the age of 86. A funerary stone commemorates her, together with Emilio Lussu, at the entrance to the Acattolico cemetery of Rome, in the Testaccio district. She died at the age of 86. A funerary stone commemorates her, together with Emilio Lussu, at the entrance to the non-Catholic cemetery of Rome, in the Testaccio district.

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  • Added: 18 Sep 2021
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/232199151/joice-lussu : accessed ), memorial page for Joice Gioconda Beatrice Salvadori Paleotti Lussu (8 May 1912–4 Nov 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 232199151, citing Campo Cestio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find a Grave .