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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The protagonist frowns upon the southern Italian way of life, and is especially critical of the women. He looks down upon them with an air of contempt, and they return the sentiment. The style is so fluent and relatively modern and it is only with the circumstances of the nameless main character that we are reminded of the times she is living in and her fight to have a life of her own.

Published March 16th by University of California Press first published 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.

Italy is a strange place.

At this point her husband begins encouraging her to write, albeit only to confess her sins. Through her writing she met a variety of intellectuals which made her husband feel threatened. A successful pregnancy follows, and she gives birth to a son.

Sibilla Aleramo – Wikipedia

Open Preview See a Problem? Allora riversiamo sui nostri z quanto non demmo alle madri, rinnegando noi stesse e offrendo un nuovo esempio di mortificazione, di annientamento.

University Press of America, The reason might be that I read a very old translation I got the book from the Internet Archive. But Mazzini would not have a chance to put his beliefs into practice because his newly minted Roman republic was q lived.


But soon the middle-class activists turned away from her radical stance. Sibilla lancia sulla scena owman una vera bomba a orologeria, un romanzo che propone, per la prima volta, una facciata femminista. At about the halfway point, Aleramo hits her stride as she examines traditional ideals such as motherhood:. E’ un linguaggio semplice, quello della Aleramo, di donna che non ha studiato ma che osserva, riflette e vuole capire.

A woman at bay (Una donna)

E incominciai a pensare se alerao donna non vada attribuita una parte non lieve del male sociale. The unnamed protagonist of A Woman draws an important conclusion: Read, highlight, wkman take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When she finds a letter written many years earlier by her mother to her grandparents, the situation becomes even more pressing.

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.

A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo – Paperback – University of California Press

Despite such feminist leaders as Kuliscioff and Mozzoni, the Socialist Party began to see women voters as a potential threat: Cosa che poi ha fatto, ma ad un prezzo sicuramente molto alto. The life of a woman in prewar Italy. Rina did not tell her parents about the event, and was instead persuaded to marry him. Una lite tra il marito di Sibilla, Ulderico Pierangeli, ed il padre della stessa costringe la coppia ed il bambino al trasferimento a Milano – nel libro citata come Roma – dove Sibilla inizia a riflettere, a scrivere, a dare un’impronta al suo nome che ovunque viene richiesto e allo stesso tempo respinto.

I am very sinilla that I can say I have read it, in the past tense, and am curious to learn more about Aleramo as a person and her homosexual affairs Avevo vaghe cognizioni della sua vita e 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 della sua vita.


Although the novel only refers to characters by the titles that delineate their social relationship to the w e. Sfida di lettura – Marzo User Review – Flag as inappropriate This book is a must-read for anyone.


I started reading this book for Italian class two years ago. She was a feminist best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy. Una donna di Sibilla Aleramo. I day-dreamed, first about one boy, delicate and teasing, then another, still pubescent with a strong agile body and curly hair, reminding me of bronzes I had seen in museums.

Moreover, in the event of separation, Italian law automatically granted custody of any minor children to the father.

Refresh and try again. The angel of the house never soiled herself with sexual desires. Lei pura, intelligente e colta ma costretta a subire le angherie del padre prima e del marito poi. Breslavia — Bassa Slesia womann la cultura mediterranea in Italian. I do not for a second doubt that it was ground-breaking when it came out though.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aleraamo le figure maschili che entrano in scena sono pessime. Those who did not marry still had only one other acceptable choice: