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    DescriptionFor a book that sent shock waves through the European literary establishment and, since its original publication in 1906 has gone through seven editions along with highly acclaimed translations into all the principal languages of Europe, "A Woman" (Una Donna) by Sibilla Aleramo (1876-1960) has remained curiously obscure in America. Aleramo's lightly fictionalized memoir presented a kaleidoscopic series of Italian images - the frenetic industrialism of the North, the miserable squalor of the country's backward areas to the South, fin de siecle Italian politics and literary life - all set in the framework of a drama admiringly characterized by Luigi Pirandellow as "grim and powerful." For some other Italians, "A Woman" touched a raw nerve, and many critics reacted to Aleramo with extreme hostility. However, whether one liked Aleramo's novel or not, the book was an iceberg in the mainstream of Italian literary life, impossible to get around without careful inspection. - From the introduction.


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    Title
    A Woman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sibilla Aleramo, Introduction by Richard Drake, Translated by Rosalind Delmar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 314 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520049499
    ISBN 10: 0520049497
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADT
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 853/.912
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000
    B&T Approval Code: A24243040
    LC classification: PQ4815.A3D, PQ4815.A3 D613 1983
    DC21: 574.509794
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBH
    Edition statement
    Rev and Expanded ed.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1983
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Review quote
    "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 character's slow but inexorable growth to real adulthood. It is the insight and perception she brings to these events that make them significant and unforgettable. . . . it is a story, finally, of self-discovery. This book is fascinating in its dissection of a marriage and in her translation of the nuances of domestic life. . . . It is a sad novel, utterly authentic, controlled and sustained. It is a strange and mesmerizing classic." --Los Angeles Herald-Examiner