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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. First published in , this Italian feminist touchstone-work is widely known in Europe but has previously been unavailable in the U.S. The first. “Still a powerful and unsettling account of an extraordinary young woman coming of age The power of this novel lies in Sibilla Aleramo’s rendering of her.

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Sono passati anni dalla stesura di questo libro e i concetti di Sibilla sono ancora molto interessanti e molto attuali, direi.

University of California Press, Although Aleramo sought to improve the condition of women in early-twentieth-century Italy, she did not concern herself with rural women of the impoverished South. This continued rejection only encouraged politically active women to campaign more stridently for voting rights. This is true today, just not to the extent it was true in Aleramo’s time. The men of the town are of two types: Un padre autoritario, una madre depressa, uomini insensibili, puttanieri, cattivi e stupratori.

A woman at bay (Una donna)

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Questo spostamento del fine ultimo dall’uomo al potere da un lato ha trasformato la condizione della donna in un autentico incubo, dall’altro ha messo in evidenza le istituzioni pervertite che ne sono state il concretarsi: This new position put her in contact with many intellectual luminaries of the era, such as Giovanni Cena, who would eventually wield a major influence over her early literary career.

Nov 08, Ty rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I thought the same thing as I was reading it.

Spessissimo mi sono persa nei meandri delle lunghe frasi piene di arcaismi, pensando bellamente ai fatti miei e perdendo continuamente il filo del discorso. Italian Literature and Its TimesNeera vividly describes the tedious life her heroine leads enslaved as woan for her father and younger siblings.


Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell Smith. 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 sibillla prima vita, che, di fatto, rappresenta, un nuovo inizio. For the whole cult of mamma and flirtation and socialism it is without doubt the most misogynist place in Europe, superstition and state combining to reduce women to pretty things for boiling pasta and rearing children.

Review: A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo – Musings

The angel of the house never soiled herself with sexual desires. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A Woman Sibilla Aleramo Limited preview – Common terms and phrases able accept afraid asked atheism aware beautiful became become began believe brother Cena child childhood D’Annunzio Dino Campana doctor dreams emotional everything eyes face factory Fascist father fear feel felt feminism feminist fiance future Gabriele D’Annunzio gave Gerace Gianicolo girl give hand happy heard hope husband ideas illness increasingly Italian Italian literature Italy knew leave letter literary lived longer looked lover mamma marriage Marxist Maxim Gorky memory Milan mother never night once pain papa Passaggio passed Perhaps pleasure realised remember Rina Rome seemed sense Sibilla Aleramo silence sister smile someone sometimes stay strange suddenly suffering sure talked tears tell terrible things Third Sex thought tion told took tried Turin turned Un uomo finito unhappy voice walk Walt Whitman wanted watched woman women words writing wrote young.

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Another colony of bathers arrived.

Sibilla Aleramo – Wikipedia

I was fiftee It is really hard to credit this book was written over a years ago. Italy is a strange place.

Il tutto raccontato con una prosa poetica non velleitaria e fine a se stessa, ma ricca di contenuti morali. E’ un linguaggio semplice, quello della Aleramo, di donna che non ha studiato ma che osserva, riflette e vuole capire. Una donna di Sibilla Aleramo 1 8 Mar 23, Trop Se alframo chiede in giro quanti conoscano Sibilla Aleramo pochi alzeranno la mano io sarei stata tra quelli che non la avrebbero alzata non avendo aoeramo trovato il suo nome su un libro di letteratura.


Nor did she engage in intellectual pursuits, and she remained steadfastly faithful and submissive to her husband. Quarantacinquesimo anniversario dell’uscita del mio primo libro “Una donna”.

First published inthis Italian feminist touchstone-work is widely known in Europe but has previously been unavailable in the U. Despite her best efforts to sibil,a him, her husband remains opposed to such a separation. The style is so fluent and relatively modern and it is only with the circumstances of the nameless main character that we are wonan of the times she is living in and her fight to have a life of her own.

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.

I don’t think it was meant as a narrative-driven book when published – the essence is the narrator’s perception of sibikla is happening around her. Mar 14, i. Questo la porta, in ultima analisi, al sacrificio che considera supremo: Meanwhile her own mother battled severe mental illness, and her sibillw were in constant conflict with their father. At 11, she moved with her family from Milan to the Marche region of Italy; where her father had been appointed manager of a glass factory.

Also Aleramo, like the heroine, attempted suicide following a severe bout of depression.