Grazia Deledda: A Legendary Life
What made a young Sardinian woman in the nineteenth century think that she could become a famous writer, especially considering the time and her position, her gender and lack of education? Yet Grazia Deledda achieved such status in the literary world that publishers in Italy vied for her fiction. Nearly seventy years after her death, her novels continue to be reprinted and translated, and critical appreciation of her work continues to grow. This - the first full length biography of Deledda in English for an adult audience - is the story of a woman who overcame obstacles that would discourage most people, and went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. The book charts her life and work from her childhood in Sardinia to her death in Rome.
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Early Works 18881894
Lovers by Mail
Letters to Editors
Two Very Different Novels
Leaving Sardinia 18991900
This Nightmare War 19121914
Born for Home and Art 19171925
Mirella 19171976 Intermezzo
Nobel Prize 19261927
The Church of Solitude 19281936
Her Husband 19091911
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