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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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Alcune considerazioni presenti in esso sono condivisibili oggi pure. This book if often, correctly, considered the genesis of italian feminist l This tale based on the author’s real life of a young woman from Marche forced into a shotgun wedding after a rape gripped my heart and didn’t let it go until well after I was done dibilla it.

During this political and socio-economic climate, you have a woman writing a book exploring feminism. Everyone was curious about sleramo men of all ages watched me wherever I went. After the rape, Sibilla and her attacker make plans to wed.

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Florinda, yes I am. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. E incominciai a pensare se alla donna non vada attribuita una parte non lieve del male sociale. Review “Still a powerful and unsettling account of an extraordinary young woman coming of age.

A malicious argument, because sibiloa all wives were to abandon their husbands made ill by human weakness it is plain to all how many hearths would remain deserted. Buy the selected items together This item: One by one, her colleagues at the magazine advise her not to follow her husband back, but she is torn over the likelihood of losing her son. Also Aleramo, like the heroine, attempted suicide following a severe bout of depression.


In fact, many early reviewers were as puzzled by the autobiographical question as Aleramo herself may have been.

But a good mother must not be simply a victim of self sacrifice, as mine had been: The unnamed protagonist of A Woman draws an important conclusion: What if mothers refused to deny their womanhood and gave their children instead an example of a life live according to the needs of self-respect?

She also became active in political and artistic circles including of Futurismand engaged in volunteer work in the Agro Romanothe poverty-stricken countryside surrounding Rome.

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. Had to read it for a college course. It is conceivable that she sounds a lot better in Italian, or in the more recent translation. Una Donna Classic Reprint. Marito, padre e amante platonico figurano proprio malino. Despite these obvious autobiographical influences, Aleramo stopped short of labeling A Woman an autobiography.

I highly recommend it to male and female readers. Be the first to discover new talent! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Although still politically disenfranchised at this time, many female workers took part in these organizations. Quotes from A Woman.

Review: A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo – Musings

Grammatical difficulties aside, it’s a bit dramatic for my taste–I can’t really fault her for that, she’s trying to make a case and is thus forced to be as aelramo as possible–but it is really irritating to have the narrator bursting into tears every other chapter and referring to nearly every paper cut as a major turning point in her life.


Dora Melegari explored the nature of the Womann feminist movement itself, examining how Italian women were viewed abroad and attempting to explain why feminism developed much later in Italy than in other nations. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

The letter reveals that before losing her mind, the mother also grappled with the decision to leave. I thought the same thing as I was reading it. In the wake of these defeats, Mazzini fled Italy.

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Ho letto un terzo di questo libro in libreria, prima di acquistarlo. Her personal writings to Poletti have, in more recent years, been studied due to their open minded views toward homosexual relationships, as has her production in general. The law afforded women no rights whatsoever in the governing of their families and little means of escape from a disastrous marriage. Read more Read less.

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, Its sbiilla are human, not archetypes, and, like life, the story is inspired and apalling by turns.