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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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The events described are pretty commonplace and apparently autobiographical. E’ un libro da regalare alle donne, soprattutto a quelle sposate e alle madri, che possono meglio delle altre riconoscersi in alcuni meccanismi descritti dall’autrice, anche se a volte il linguaggio porta il segno di un’epoca lontana.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The style is lucid and direct, and there are many moments throughout that are staggering by virtue of their incisiveness and content. He also wanted to encourage Catholics to participate in the Liberal Party and to discourage the Vatican from attempting to form a new opposition party.

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Un lento camminamento sui maroni. Although her marriage becomes more tolerable following the move to Rome, she is terrified when her husband receives an offer to return to their former home to become director of the factory. Selected pages Title Page. Emotionally and physically fragile following her suicide attempt, the protagonist receives a book from her father, which gives her a new lease on life.

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Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. In the wake of these defeats, Mazzini fled Italy. First published inthis Italian feminist touchstone-work is widely known in Europe but has previously been unavailable in the U.

Despite these obvious autobiographical influences, Aleramo stopped short of labeling A Woman an autobiography. Creatura “rovinata”, dalla vita tribolata, passata attraverso molte esperienze, alcune in forte contrasto tra loro, l’autrice ci racconta in questa opera la fine della sua prima vita, che, di fatto, rappresenta, un nuovo inizio.

However, whether one liked Aleramo’s novel or not, the book was an iceberg in the mainstream of Italian literary life, impossible to get around without careful inspection.

Non esistevo se non per essere defraudata di tutto quanto fosse mio, i miei beni, il mio lavoro, mio figlio! This book is also a justifcation for leaving her rapist husband and adoring son to have a life to live. Wlman ha colpito molto anche lo stile, molto particolare, che non cita un solo nome proprio per tutto il romanzo.

A woman at bay (Una donna)

Piagnisteo con guizzo finale Un romanzo autobiografico estremamente originale, questo scritto da Sibilla Aleramo nel Mar 08, Debbie Robson rated it really liked it. E’ l’autobiografia di una parte di vita di una donna italiana della borghesia italiana di inizio Novecento. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The law afforded women no rights whatsoever in the governing of their families and little means of escape from a disastrous marriage.


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The German press praised the novel heartily, and other translations appeared in English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Russian.

But since its constituency in the late nineteenth century consisted mainly of male workers, the leadership chose to cater to its masculine majority. During this time she writes extensively on feminism and homosexual understanding.

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Following its publication, A Woman achieved much success both at home and abroad.

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Quotes from A Woman. True, this inconsistency makes for somewhat dodgy feminism; lint Aleramo does capture, in vivid yet understated focus, the terrible tensions between “”feminine”” and full life. View all 4 comments.