'Women were certainly not yet mistresses of themselves. Would they ever be?' First published in 1906, this semi-autobiographical novel is a key text for understanding Italian women's writing of the twentieth century and offers a tremendous insight into fin de siècle Italian life and its social issues. Aleramo's astonishing account takes the reader across a tormented journey of self affirmation - from the narrator's loss of innocence, grief and isolation, enlightenment then emancipation - offering a strikingly clear self-analysis and a vibrant depiction of the early feminist movement in Italy. It is a captivating Bildungsroman whose endpoint is a new, emancipated female identity.

ISBN: 9780241345726
Author: Aleramo, Sibilla
Publication date: 19/05/2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Dimension: 1mm X 1mm