- My Wife Maria Callas by Giovanni Battista Meneghini, translated by Henry Wisneski
Bodley Head, 331 pp, £9.95, January 1983, ISBN 0 370 30502 7
Giovanni Battista Meneghini died exactly two years ago aged 85. He had been a deserted husband for 12 years and a widower for four. With the help of Enzo Allegri, a journalist on the staff of the Italian weekly Gente, he completed 16 chapters of the present book, and Gente published them in instalments. The remaining chapters were concocted from tapes and other material by Allegri after Meneghini’s death.