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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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At the dawn of the twentieth century, Sibilla Aleramo was poised to add her voice to the growing chorus of those demanding a better life for Italian women and in a more dramatic way than she had ever done before, with the publication of her novel. As others have said, a bombshell. In the course of the novel, the young woman will undergo a radical process of transformation; having moved from independent, carefree child to abused wife, she ultimately circles back to independence once again. A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo.

Marito, padre e amante platonico figurano proprio malino.

A woman at bay (Una donna)

Sibilla Aleramo would go on bh be one of Italy’s leading feminists. It’s such a reminder of what feminists have done to ensure women now have rights — the right to divorce cruel men and the right to have custody of their children.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. We have won a lot of battles since then but there is still the battle of juggling all the balls. It is conceivable that she sounds a lot better in Italian, or in the more recent translation.


Spessissimo mi sono persa nei meandri delle lunghe frasi piene di arcaismi, pensando bellamente ai fatti miei e perdendo continuamente il filo del discorso. Il tutto raccontato con una prosa poetica non velleitaria e fine a se stessa, ma ricca di contenuti morali.

A month later Austrian forces repressed a republic that had been founded in Venice. The last part—just three chapters—focuses squarely on the psychological forces that motivate the young woman to finally abandon the conjugal home and her son.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although she has not betrayed her husband, the accusations send him into a rage that leads him to verbally and physically assault her. This is true today, just not to the extent it was true in Aleramo’s time. Although the novel only refers to characters by the titles that delineate their social relationship to the protagonist e. Born Rina Faccio in Alessandria, Piedmont. However one might classify it, the publication of A Woman constituted a major development in Italian literature.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Mar 19, Govnyo rated it it was ok Shelves: Avevo vaghe cognizioni della sua vita ny della sua opera e anche ora posso dire di conoscerne soltanto una parte, quella che si affaccia in questo romanzo autobiografico, che racconta i primi anni alermao sua vita.

Vivi per te stessa, vivi per ottenere una esistenza appagante, ama solo chi stimi e chi ti stima, “Io avevo bisogno di ammirare innanzi di amare”.


I read this book on the beach in Alerako in Trop Se si chiede in giro quanti conoscano Sibilla Aleramo pochi alzeranno la mano io sarei stata tra quelli che sibillw la avrebbero alzata non avendo mai trovato il suo nome su un libro di letteratura.

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Una Donna Classic Reprint. The protagonist frowns upon the southern Italian way of life, and slbilla especially critical of the women. Not only did such literature exalt motherhood and domesticity as the highest goals of womankind; it also castigated those who turned away from these goals. Quarantacinquesimo anniversario dell’uscita del mio primo libro “Una donna”.

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Il mondo non cambia direi. Odio ammettere che, se non avessi dovuto farlo per scuola, probabilmente non avrei mai letto questo libro. She identified a willingness on the part of other female writers to imitate the idealized models set forth by established male writers.

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