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. First published in , this Italian feminist touchstone-work is widely known in Europe but has previously been unavailable in the U.S. The first. “Still a powerful and unsettling account of an extraordinary young woman coming of age The power of this novel lies in Sibilla Aleramo’s rendering of her.

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The publication of A Woman transformed Aleramo from a struggling writer to an internationally acclaimed author. Middle-class women lived sheltered lives; except when attending school, they rarely left home alone. I do not for a second a,eramo that it was ground-breaking when it came out though. The role of women in the Italian workforce changed following unification, largely because of the rapidly shifting political climate.

Costretta a tornare al paesino nelle Marche, Sibilla viene violentata dal meschino marito al quale rimane legata per amore del figlio. Commemorato in silenzio e solitudine. 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.

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Despite these obvious autobiographical influences, Aleramo stopped short of labeling A Woman an autobiography. University of California Pr Amazon. Everyone was curious about me; men of all ages watched womaan wherever I went. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Dora Melegari explored the nature of the Italian feminist movement itself, examining how Sibulla women were viewed abroad and attempting to explain why feminism developed much later in Italy than in other nations.


These Church-based unions appealed especially to female workers, who joined them in record numbers.

Un ringraziamento va alla prof. Dec 06, Simona rated it it was amazing. But none of them made my heart beat faster or inspired me to flirt with them. It’s known as Genesis in the Bible of feminism, and yet is apparently not widely known in the United States. In the end, Aleramo did not want to write an autobiography but a story about a woman who resembled many others. The alersmo branch of feminism frequently consisted of members of the Italian eoman. Refresh and try again.

The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy. Women who refused to enter into marriage, motherhood, or the religious life were regarded as rebels; their actions, it was thought, threatened to unravel the very fabric of Italian society. Her feminist sensibilities evolved and were expressed through her work. dibilla

Cosa che poi ha fatto, ma ad un prezzo sicuramente molto alto. While alera,o at her father’s factory, she befriended a local man, 10 years her senior, who raped her in the office when she was Quarantacinquesimo anniversario dell’uscita del mio primo libro “Una donna”.

Unfortunately all is not well for the young mother—a scandal erupts when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a male friend.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the womam for your bibliography. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This continued rejection only encouraged politically active women to campaign more stridently for voting rights. View all 9 comments. Questo spostamento del fine ultimo dall’uomo al potere da un lato ha trasformato la condizione della donna in un autentico incubo, dall’altro ha messo in evidenza le istituzioni pervertite che ne sono state il concretarsi: University of California PressW 16, – Fiction – pages.


A woman at bay (Una donna)

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. The popular nineteenth-century author Neera stands out alerami an important example of some of these tendencies.

Nor did she engage in intellectual pursuits, and she remained steadfastly faithful and submissive to her husband. Of course, this was and is a great injustice. Tuttavia, la vicenda mi ha molto colpita, assorbendomi completamente. This book if often, correctly, considered the genesis of italian feminist l Skbilla 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 reading it.

These early works must have been very difficult both to write and get published, and yet they were so important in surfacing these ideas.

A WOMAN by Sibilla Aleramo | Kirkus Reviews

Paperbackpages. Recommended to all women battling for their own space in the sun. While North-South divergences had plagued literary Italy for some time, they crystallized into a North-versus-South debate in womzn decades after Unification, especially from into the s.

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