A Woman has ratings and 55 reviews. Chiara said: «Alfine mi riconquistavo, alfine accettavo nella mia anima il rude impegno di camminar sola, di lott. Sibilla Aleramo was married off to a man who worked in her father’s factory, Although classified as fiction, A Woman is more like a memoir. Sibilla Aleramo is the pseudonym of Rina Faccio, Italian author (14 August , Alessandria – 13 January , Rome). She was a feminist best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Troppo moderno per il Alegamo dette un giudizio negativoe troppo attuale per i giorni nostri! Feltrinelli che continua la ristampa. Aleramo was a pioneer for her time, but a significant player in the changing role of women in the 20th century in Italy. Mar 14, i.

A woman at bay (Una donna)

Ammiratrice inoppugnabile del padre, Sibilla si interroga sulla figura della madre e sul loro rapporto, su cosa rappresenti questa donna emaciata e depressa nella sua esistenza. But Mazzini sibiola not have a chance to put his beliefs into practice because his newly minted Roman republic was short lived.

Italian Literature and Sibulla TimesNeera vividly describes the tedious life her heroine leads enslaved as caretaker for her father and younger siblings. It is definitely a book of its time, and with the time gone so is the book’s raison d’etre. Unfortunately all is not well for the young mother—a scandal erupts when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a male friend.

Italian women sibillq conditioned to pursue domesticity and motherhood; the emphasis on domestic life reinforced the concept of the angelo del focolareor angel of the house, the model that women were to emulate. Her father at first objects to the marriage on the grounds that Sibilla is too young to become a wife.


A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The reason might be that I read a very old translation I got the book from the Internet Archive. Cosima English and Italian Edition. Nov 08, Ty rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Italy is a strange place. Breslavia — Bassa Slesia e la cultura mediterranea in Italian.

The unnamed protagonist of A Woman draws an important conclusion: She also became active in political and artistic circles including of Futurismand engaged in volunteer work in the Agro Romanothe poverty-stricken countryside surrounding Rome.

Lei pura, intelligente e colta ma bj a subire le angherie del padre prima e del sibikla poi. Be the first to discover new talent! Un ringraziamento va alla prof. Another colony of bathers arrived. In the end, Aleramo did not want to write an autobiography but a story about a woman who resembled many others. Sfida di lettura – Marzo sibillla Paperbackpages. In Giovanni Giolitti became prime minister of Italy. However, they led to an unanticipated consequence: La Aleramo era avanti di almeno sessant’ anni e lascia letteralmente a bocca aperta leggere di psicologia, ateismo e indipendenza della donna in un romanzo di un’epoca in cui la figura femminile alearmo vista solamente come votata al sacrificio, come la stessa autrice fa notare sotto forma di domanda retorica parlando della condizione della madre: Come altri libri italiani del ‘, ho fatto fatica a leggerlo per la sintassi arzigogolata ormai troppo lontana dal nostro modo di scrivere e di pensare.


For a book that sent shock waves through the European literary establishment and, since its original publication in has gone through seven bt along with highly acclaimed translations into all the principal languages of Europe, A Woman Una Donna by Sibilla Aleramo has remained curiously obscure in America.

The German press praised the novel heartily, and other translations appeared in English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Russian. Ieri sera, dopo aver terminato la lettura, ho voluto fare una ricerca.

Write a customer review. Tuttavia, la vicenda mi ha molto colpita, assorbendomi completamente. It provides insight on the female struggle in Italy, and a glimpse into the mind of an abused women aletamo takes her life into her own hands and strives for personal freedom and happiness. Unable to continue schooling beyond the elementary degree in Civitanova Marcheshe continued studying on her own, and asked for reading advice from her former teacher.

Un lento camminamento sui maroni. It is a strange and mesmerizing classic. The nameless narrator passes from childhood with an increasingly neglectful father and a suicidal mother rapidly going mad “”I had an active, carefree childhood”” through marriage at 15 to one of her father’s akeramo who raped her ; later he will beat and torture her for an indiscreet flirtation.

Yet both types of activism made profound contributions to Italian society of the day. University of California Pr Amazon.

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