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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Grammatical difficulties aside, it’s a bit dramatic for my taste–I can’t really fault sibllla for that, she’s trying to make a case aleramp is thus forced to be as emphati I started reading this book for Italian class two years ago. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It’s kind of depressing with an old world story, if you’re into that kind of read. But a good mother must not be simply a victim of self sacrifice, as mine had been: La vita le aveva chiesto della forza: View all 9 comments.

Scrive, scappa, racconta, abbandona.

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Una lettura incantevole, nel senso che mi ha lasciata letteralmente incantata per diverso tempo, a,eramo averlo finito.

Ha seminato parole e sintassi nella mia spugna cerebrale che poi sono cresciute in maniera metastatica.

Here are the twists and turns of a woman trying to make sense of her sibolla and from there working towards doing something worthwhile with it; living with an impossible controlling man, trying to be a good mother and still keeping her intellectual abilities and fighting all the time for her own sense of worth.

Two opposing currents emerged in the first decade of the s: The Autobiographical Novels of Sibilla Aleramo. Books by Sibilla Aleramo. In the end, Aleramo did not sibila to write an autobiography but a story about a woman who resembled many others. Her feminist sensibilities evolved and were expressed through her work. Italian women were conditioned to pursue domesticity and motherhood; the emphasis on domestic life reinforced the concept of the angelo del focolare aperamo, or angel of the house, the model that women were to emulate.


He soon took steps w dramatically expand male suffrage but ignored the question of voting rights for women, not because of any strong conviction but because of his political agenda. Breslavia — Bassa Slesia e la cultura mediterranea in Wlman. It is the insight and perception she brings to these events that make them significant and unforgettable.

Una lettura d’epoca, uno scritto coraggioso al momento della pubblicazione, interessante come quadro storico del costume del periodo.

For a book that sent shock waves through the European literary alframo and, since its original publication in has gone through seven editions along with highly cclaimed translations into all th principal languages of Europe, A Woman Una Donna by Sibilla Aleramo has remained curiously obscure in America.

To avoid losing her mind, explains the letter, she must leave her husband, and by extension her children as well. Following its publication, A Woman achieved much success both at home and abroad.

A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo

A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo. So I am not at all surprised that this remains a hit with Italian readers.

The secular branch of feminism frequently consisted of members of the Italian bourgeoisie. Alla fine ho assegnato 5 stelle a “Una donna”.

Tuttavia, la vicenda mi ha molto colpita, assorbendomi completamente. But this book is also amazing because, despite being written i This book is incredible. In the wake of these defeats, Mazzini fled Italy. Allora riversiamo sui nostri figli quanto non demmo alle madri, rinnegando noi stesse e offrendo un nuovo esempio di mortificazione, di annientamento.

This book if often, correctly, considered the genesis of italian feminist literature. Late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Italian law reflected the prevailing beliefs about women. Also Aleramo, like the heroine, attempted suicide following a severe bout of depression.

In her book, Una donnawas published. The French king Louis Napoleon came to the aid of the pope in Rome, sending in troops that quashed the fledgling republic on July 2, Inwhile still involved with Cena, she met Cordula “Lina” Poletti at a women’s congress, and their one-year lesbian relationship was recounted in the novel Il passaggioa book in which Aleramo also famously returned on the story told in Una donna.


Nov 08, Ty rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I highly recommend it to male and female readers. I was fiftee It is really hard to credit this book was written over a years ago. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

The events described are pretty commonplace and apparently autobiographical. Per questo credo che ci sia ancora molta strada da fare e sempre per questo sono fermamente convinta che questo testo, in quanto classico inoppugnabile della letteratura italiana e importante testimonianza sulla condizione della donna e la storia dell’emancipazione femminile, necessiti di essere inserito di buon grado nei programmi ministeriali per le scuole.

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. Grazie, Sibilla, per la donna, la madre e la scrittrice che sei stata. After enduring more physical abuse from her husband, and realizing that he may have exposed her to venereal disease, the heroine makes the difficult decision to leave both him and her son. As a personal observation: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

A woman at bay (Una donna)

As the husband fails in business, the narrator takes up writing, goes to work in journalism, finally leaves her husband and–in the momentous decision of Aleramo’s own life–leaves her child as well. Aleramo proved to be a pivotal writer in this regard.

And while the ideas are still very relevant as you say, they must have been tremendously shocking to Italian society! It is a sad womaj, utterly authentic, controlled and sustained.