The first part, describing her childhood in the 1930s and 40s is amazing. Moody, bizarre, scandalous, terrible, touching, gripping. The rest of the book is very informative, but has a different tone.She is forever in my personal museum, (excuse me, memory palace, with refreshments, flirting, light jazz, fountains, and all, although she is also guarding some pretty wicked trap doors in there) for having helped Yury Norstein with the script for Tale of Tales.
I like her short stories quite a bit, although I know her more recent fairy tales better than her older, more naturalistic stories. But it may be that she is most important as the playwright of Cinzano. I reserve judgment until i find a volume of her drama.