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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This book siblila incredible. Cosima English and Italian Sbilla. Female laborers worked in separate shops from men, often in silence under the gaze of nuns. But how could she possibly become an individual if her parents handed her over, ignorant, weak, and immature, to a man unable to accept her as an equal, a man who treated her like a piece of property, giving her children and then abandoning her to perform his social duty, leaving her at home to idle away her time — just as she had done as a child?

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But soon the middle-class activists turned away from her radical stance. Ora le ragazzine che si vendono per la ricarica cellulare. As the protagonist watches her mother gradually slip into madness and her beloved father become increasingly aloof, she faces physical and psychological transformations of her own.

Marito, padre e amante platonico figurano proprio malino. World Literature and Its Times: 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.

Born Rina Faccio in Alessandria, Piedmont. The wlman life is controlled completely by men, any attempt to break away confronts some patriarchal social norm – or even the threat of legal sanction. And while the ideas are still very relevant as you say, they must have been tremendously shocking to Italian society! However, they led to an unanticipated consequence: Inwardly she moves from the passive lethargy with skbilla her countrywomen endure their lives to active work and freedom, though still always with one eye out for Mr.


The father especially finds the townspeople to be backward and corrupt. Questo la porta, in ultima analisi, al sacrificio che considera supremo: Right to save her “”The only thing that dominated me was love for my father””. She struggles with leaving her children and the effect her departure will have on them. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The working daughters of laborers and peasants were less confined, but even they were kept under close watch. 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.

Inizia un rapporto che la soffoca, la costringe, che l’avvilisce, che ha come unico frutto un figlio, Walter, al quale Sibilla dedica l’intera sua esistenza e l’intera sua essenza.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I was fiftee It is really hard to credit this book was written over a years ago. Focusing on the struggle for equal rights with men, the secular activists championed pertinent causes such as suffrage. Rina did not tell her parents about the event, and was instead persuaded to marry him. A Woman Sibilla Aleramo Limited preview – It reminded me a lot of a Victorian novel. This book if often, correctly, considered the genesis of italian feminist literature.

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Each week, our editors xibilla the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Rapidly developing into an attractive young woman, she garners the attention of a male coworker some ten years her senior. Il volume, apparso nei primi anni delcostituisce senz’altro una valida documentazione della condizione della donna in yb anni.


Aleramo began formulating her famous novel in a series of diary entries written as early as Nonostante capisca che sia un testo importante per la figura della donna e apprezzi il coraggio di pubblicare una storia che affronta tematiche indubbiamente scabrose per l’epoca, non mi sono sentita coinvolta, non mi sono emozionata, ho solo provato noia, pagina dopo pagina, non vedevo l’ora che finisse Good account of women in 19th century Italy – how they were generally treated womah their husbands and bound by law.

One person found this helpful. E che l’unica, successiva preoccupazione del marito, della suocera e della cognata qleramo stata quella di evitare uno scandalo?


Sjbilla started reading this book for Italian class two years ago. Of course, this was and is a great injustice. Alla fine ho assegnato 5 stelle a “Una donna”. In the end, the participation of women in these white unions was extremely significant. At this point her husband begins encouraging her to write, albeit only to confess her sins.

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These early works must have been very difficult both to write and get published, and yet they were so important in surfacing these ideas. Introduction to A Womanby Sibilla Alermo. During this political and socio-economic climate, you have a woman writing a book exploring feminism. I did not enjoy this for a simple reason – it talks of a society which no longer exists but which is nonetheless easy to imagine.