La storia poetica e appassionata di una donna in procinto di dare l'addio al mondo nell'ultimo romanzo pubblicato in vita dalla grande scrittrice.
The Church of Solitude
Author: Grazia Deledda, E. Ann Matter
Publisher: SUNY Press
A translation of Grazia Deledda's final novel, an autobiographically based portrayal of an Italian woman coming to terms with breast cancer at the cusp of the twentieth century.
After the Divorce
Author: Grazia Deledda
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Grazia Deledda has been variously categorised as Romantic, Realist, Symbolist or Decadent. This book aims to show the writer and her work in a fresh light, emphasising the extraordinary nature of her achievement given her unpromising beginnings. It offers insight into her work from the perspectives of modernism, feminism and post-colonialism.
Author: Grazia Deledda
"Cosima" tells the story of an aspiring writer growing up in Nuoro, Sardinia during the last decades of the nineteenth century when formal education for women was rare and literary careers unheard-of. Based on Deledda's own life, the work describes a young woman's struggle against the dismay and disapproval of her family and friends at her creative ambitions. Yet it also reads like a charming fable with details of family life, rural traditions and wild bandits, and it is as much a novel of memory as of character or action. Deledda's characters are poor country folk driven by some predetermined force. Their loves are tragic, their lives as hard and as rigidly controlled as nature itself in the hills of Sardinia. Deledda creates memorable figures who play out their lives against this backdrop of mountains and bare plains, sheepfolds and vineyards. Shimmering in the distance is the sea and escape - for a few - to the Continent or America. In 1926 Grazia Deledda became the second woman and the second Italian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She wrote thirty-three novels, including "Reeds in the Wind," and many books of short stories, almost all set on Sardinia. Her work has become well known to English-speaking readers through Martha King's translations for Italica Press.
Parola a te!
Author: Romana Capek-Habekovic, Sandra Palaich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Designed for intermediate and advanced Italian culture and conversation courses, PAROLA A TE! focuses on Italy’s social, political, economic, demographic, and cultural issues. It draws a link between the country’s past and present and aims to make students aware that in spite of their fascination with Italian popular culture, tradition and history are still an integral part of Italian society. PAROLA A TE! includes extensive use of computer technology (Sul web), audio materials (Ascoltiamo!), and video-based activities (Sulla strada). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Max Ehrmann
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A timeless and beautiful picture book--the perfect gift for every stage and season of life. The inspirational words of Max Ehrmann's timeless poem "Desiderata" have touched millions of readers throughout the world since it was first written in 1927. Now, more than 75 years later, the poem's simplicity and affirmation of life resonate more than ever, offering us--as only the truest words can--wisdom for how to live our lives with dignity, compassion, and faith. Marc Tauss's lyrical photographs, by turns surprising, thought provoking, and beautiful, are a visual poem in themselves.
Author: Grazia Deledda
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Winner of the 1926 Novel Prize for Literature After serving time in mainland Italy for a minor theft, Elias Portolu returns home to Nuoro, in rural Sardinia. Lonely and vulnerable after his prison exile, he falls in love with his brother's fiancée. But he finds himself trapped by social and religious strictures, his passion and guilt winding into a spiral of anguish and paralyzing indecision. For guidance he turns first to the village priest, who advises him to resist temptation; then he turns to the pagan "father of the woods," who recognizes the weakness of human will and urges him to declare his love before it is too late.
House of liars
Author: Elsa Morante
Author: Grazia Deledda, Janice M. Kozma
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Jan Kozma's translation of Marianna Sirca is the near-literal rendering of a novel written by Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the celebrated Italian author from Sardinia who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. Almost all of Deledda's stories treat the lives, loves, tragedies, and triumphs of the author's native land - the remote, isolated, and often forbidding island of Sardinia. This new translation includes an introduction that highlights the salient episodes of Grazia Deledda's life and which situates Marianna Sirca both literarily within the author's opera omnia and as part of the general literary trends of the early European twentieth century. Jan Kozma presents the homonymous protagonist, Marianna Sirca, as one of the great literary precursors of the liberated, independent, modern woman - an ironic twist, given the repressive culture in which Marianna lives. The translator also provides numerous explanatory foot-notes that elucidate particular arcane aspects of Sardinian life in the late nineteenth century. Marianna Sirca is a 30-year-old woman of inherited wealth who lives in Nuoro, Sardinia. Because of her strong will and sense of independence, Marianna is the family "black sheep" - refusing to be married off to a distant relative in a social arrangement of convenience. Instead Marianna becomes involved with Simone Sole, a younger man who was a servant in the Sirca household in his youth and who is now an outlaw - wanted for banditry. Against the will of her entire family, the lovers plan to marry, but at Marianna's insistence only after Simone "gets right with the law." The novel traces the story of these two emarginated lovers through various twists and turns, ending with a typical Deleddan flourish that leaves the reader with a real awareness of Sardinian, social mores, values, attitudes, and tradition.