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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Despite this early setback, some individual members of parliament came out in support of voting rights for women.

Trivia About A Woman. I highly recommend it to male and female readers. In the end, the participation of women in these white unions was extremely significant.

Of sibiilla historical interest, then–with a rather patronizing introduction by Richard Drake that places both the novel and Aleramo in turn-of-the-century context. University of California PressMar 16, – Fiction – pages. Italy is a strange place.

Everyone was curious about me; men of all ages watched me wherever I went. As a personal observation: 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.

Right to save her “”The only thing that dominated me was love for my father””.


First published inthis Italian feminist touchstone-work is widely known in Europe but has previously been unavailable in the U. View all 9 comments. Her father at first objects to the marriage on the grounds that Sibilla is too young to become a wife. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. But a good mother must not be simply a victim of self sacrifice, as mine had been: The working daughters of laborers and peasants were less confined, but even they were kept under close watch.


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During this time she writes extensively on feminism and homo Sibilla Aleramo 14 August – 13 January was an Italian author and feminist best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy. The daughter of Ernestina Cottimo and Ambrogio Faccio, Aleramo was formally educated only through elementary schoolat which time her father relocated his family to the provincial southern town of Porto Marche Civitanova, where the young woman was no longer able to attend school.

This book is now among my favorites. Come altri libri italiani del ‘, ho fatto fatica a leggerlo per la sintassi arzigogolata ormai troppo lontana dal nostro modo di scrivere e di pensare.


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

Amare, sacrificarsi e soccombere! A 14 anni nessuna rimaneva ancora del tutto ignara. The French king Louis Napoleon came to byy aid of the pope in Rome, sending in troops that quashed the fledgling republic on July 2, This well-written translation introduces a complex theme without being reductive or pretentious and without moralizing.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. However, whether one liked Aleramo’s novel or not, the book was aibilla iceberg in the mainstream of Italian literary life, impossible to get around without careful inspection.

Florinda, yes I am. I thought the same thing as I was reading it. It provides insight on the female struggle in Italy, and a glimpse into the mind of an abused women who takes her life into her own hands and strives for personal freedom and happiness.

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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 bby into a shotgun wedding after a rape gripped my heart and didn’t let it go until well after I was done reading it. He also wanted to encourage Catholics to participate in the Liberal Party and to discourage the Vatican from attempting to form a new opposition party.

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