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Whereas in this and other letters she talks frankly about her ingenium(intellect, talent, genius), just as frequently she deprecates herself for her lack of talent and insufficient learning. She prefaces her autobiography with a confession of her anxieties about her writing. She fears that her work will not live up to the standards of her family, that her prose will appear unpolished and awkward, and that ultimately she will lack the energy and passion it takes to be a serious scholar and writer.
23. TheChallenge of femaleIndependence in theLiteratureand Thoughtof Italy andEngland(University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992), pp. 65-90. 24. See Stephen J. Greenblatt, RenaissanceSelf-fashioningfrom More to Shakespeare (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980); Robin, filelfo in Milan, pp. 11-55. 9 10 Translator's Introduction spiritual rebirth after the death of her husband. In her letter to Sigismondo de Bucci (II), Cereta presents herself as a fledgling writer torn between her duties as wife and daughter and her commitment to her own intellectual goals.