Goliarda Sapienza http://nwpr.org en The Scope Of The 20th Century In Sweeping, Sprawling 'Joy' http://nwpr.org/post/scope-20th-century-sweeping-sprawling-joy There's nothing soothing or easygoing about this massive novel, which was first published obscurely in Italy in the late 1990s. Goliarda Sapienza, a novelist and actress who worked with the likes of Pasolini and Visconti, spent more than a decade writing <em>The Art of Joy,</em> and on balance, she must have felt it a massive disappointment, given that no publisher wanted to go near its chaotic, handwritten blend of ambisexuality, religion, feminism, and politics. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Maria Russo 31822 at http://nwpr.org The Scope Of The 20th Century In Sweeping, Sprawling 'Joy'