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Maraini, Dacia

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The silent duchess by Dacia Maraini( Book )

173 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Palermo, Sicily. In the Piazza Marina a large crowd has gathered to witness the public hanging of a young brigand. Duke Signoretto di Fontanasalsa, leader of the Noble Fathers of the Inquisition, is in attendance, and with him is his deaf-mute daughter, Marianna, who is seven years old. The child watches as the rope is slipped round the prisoner's neck; there is a roll of drums and the hangman kicks away the box on which the boy is standing; the body drops and starts to rotate. The execution over, the Duke turns to his daughter: surely such a sight will force her to speak? But she remains silent and trembling, clinging to the folds of her father's robes."--Publisher description
Searching for Emma : Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Dacia Maraini( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maraini argues that in their desire to claim Emma Bovary as a standard-bearer of revolt against patriarchal society, women have often overlooked the bitter, pitiless way in which Flaubert evokes Emma's insignificance and vulgarity. Searching for Emma guides us through Flaubert's novel and many of his letters, seeking out the sources of his obsessive cruelty toward Emma. Maraini relates Flaubert's contempt for Emma to his relationship with his mistress, Louise Colet, to his general terror of women, and to his own self-loathing. It was entirely in spite of himself, Maraini writes, that Flaubert created the female Don Quixote so admired for her restless spirit and ambition
Voices by Dacia Maraini( Book )

79 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rome Michaela Canova, a radio journalist, investigates the murder of a neighbor who was stabbed. She can think of lots of motives--jealous boyfriend, violence against women--but what puzzles her most is that she herself knew so little about a neighbor, not even her name
Darkness : fiction by Dacia Maraini( Book )

58 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seeds for the twelve interconnected crime stories in Darkness came from the pages of the Italian daily papers. In sparse prose that echoes the files of a police report, Dacia Maraini gives a resounding voice to the string of victims who receive only fleeting mention in the media each day. Among them is twelve-year-old Viollca, an Albanian sold into prostitution by her parents, who hope she will soon return with enough money to pay for her dowry and a new roof. And the boy Tano, who brings charges of physical abuse against his father. Two years and the death of his younger brother pass before anyone at the police station will believe him. Linking the collection together is Adele Sofia, a steel-nerved though tenderhearted police commissioner with a penchant for licorice at various points on the investigative trail, and whose job it is to hunt down those who prey on society's weakest and most vulnerable members. Told in a straight forward, unforgettably powerful and affecting manner in which the facts speak for themselves, Darkness illuminates the underbelly of Rome. With absorbing compassion and discretion Maraini creates a cast of characters who wake up each morning to a reality quite different from la dolce vita."--Jacket
Woman at war by Dacia Maraini( Book )

57 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolce per sé by Dacia Maraini( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the form of letters between Vera, a widely travelled playwright, and six-year old Flavia, the niece of Vera's lover, violinist Edoardo
L'età del malessere by Dacia Maraini( Book )

83 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Train to Budapest by Dacia Maraini( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1956: Amara, a young Italian journalist, is sent to report on the growing political divide between East and West in post-war central Europe. She also has a more personal mission: to find out what happened to Emanuele, her soul mate from before the war when both were children in Florence. Emanuele and his family were Jews transported by the Nazis from wartime Vienna, but not before he had sent Amara a long series of letters she still carries with her. Her quest now takes her on long train journeys. She visits the holocaust museum at Auschwitz, and Budapest, where she is caught up in the tumultuous events of the October rising against the Soviet Union. Amara is helped by chance travel companions, notably Hans, part Austrian and half-Jewish, who works as a surrogate father at weddings for brides orphaned in the war, and Hovath, an elderly Hungarian captured by the Russians after forced service with the German army outside Stalingrad in 1942. Along the way she meets many other survivors, each with their own story to tell, and ponders the troubled existence of her own parents in the oppressive world of Mussolini's Italy. But did Emanuele survive the war or, like so many other Viennese Jews, did he die in Auschwitz or a ghetto in Poland?
Memorie di una ladra by Dacia Maraini( Book )

83 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My husband by Dacia Maraini( Book )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolina by Dacia Maraini( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra Verona omkring 1900
Letters to Marina : a novel by Dacia Maraini( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vacanza by Dacia Maraini( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colomba : [romanzo] by Dacia Maraini( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En forfatterinde hører det banke på døren, udenfor står en person som forlanger at blive lyttet til. Med udgangspunkt i en abruzzisk skov i 2002 bliver en splittet families dramatiske historie nu fortalt
Bagheria by Dacia Maraini( Book )

56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bagheria, Dacia Maraini revisits the landscape of early memory. She describes Sicily in sensuous detail, the town of Bagheria, and the ancestral villa to which she returned as a child after two horrific years of imprisonment with her family in a Japanese concentration camp. The Villa Valguarnera recalls Maraini's spiritual struggles and her rebellion against the elitism of her class. She also discusses her experience of child abuse. Bagheria is a tale of corruption: centuries of the town's past unfold alongside Maraini's family history as she details the involvement of the mafia in the architectural decimation of Bagheria in the 1970s
Un clandestino a bordo by Dacia Maraini( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dacia Maraini, scrivendo una lettera all'amico Enzo Siciliano, rievoca la dolorosa esperienza della perdita - poco prima della nascita - di un figlio fortemente desiderato, e s'interroga sulla maternità, sui motivi che nella nostra società inducono alcune donne ad abortire mentre presso popolazioni con religione e usanze molto lontane dalle nostre la nascita di un figlio resta un evento irrinunciabile. L'autrice indaga inoltre sui significati mitologici, erotici, mercantili del corpo femminile e analizza il linguaggio della seduzione, la violenza, lo stupro, la prostituzione, il piacere, il senso di colpa, la verginità, il matrimonio
Il treno per Helsinki by Dacia Maraini( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderweg naar een congres in Helsinki spitsen de ideologische en relationele problemen in een groep Italiaanse links-radicale jongeren zich toe
The age of malaise by Dacia Maraini( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amore rubato by Dacia Maraini( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ragazza di via Maqueda by Dacia Maraini( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.04 for The novel ... to 0.84 for Fare teatr ...)

Searching for Emma : Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary
Alternative Names
Dacia Maraini écrivain italienne

Dacia Maraini escriptora italiana

Dacia Maraini escritora italiana

Dacia Maraini Italiaans dichteres

Dacia Maraini Italian writer

Dacia Maraini italienische Schriftstellerin

Dacia Maraini italská spisovatelka

Dacia Maraini İtalyan yazar

Dacia Maraini olasz író, 1936-

Dacia Maraini scriitoare italiană

Dacia Maraini włoska pisarka

Maraini, Dača.

Maraini Dacia

Marainiová, Dacia 1936-

Ντάτσα Μαραΐνι

Мараини Д

Мараини Д. 1936-

Мараини, Дачия

מאראיני, דאצ׳ה

מאראיני, דאצ׳ה סופרת איטלקייה

מאראיני, דאצ'ה

מראיני, דאצ'ה

מריני, דצ'ה

داسیا ماریانی

다차 마라이니

마라이니, 다치아 1936-


マライーニ, ダーチャ


Searching for Emma : Gustave Flaubert and Madame BovaryVoicesDarkness : fictionWoman at warDolce per séTrain to BudapestMy husbandLetters to Marina : a novelIl treno per Helsinki