Grazia Deledda


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Deledda, Grazia

 

Born Sept. 27, 1871, in Nuoro, Sardinia; died Aug. 15, 1936, in Rome. Italian writer.

Deledda was a member of the verist school. The main theme of her numerous novels and novellas is the life of the Sardinian peasants and farm laborers, which is controlled by fate in the form of overpowering passion, from which one can be saved only by religion (Elias Portolu, 1903). Her prose is characterized by delicate psychological probing and lyric descriptions of Sardinian nature. Deledda was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1926.

WORKS

Romanzi e novelle, vols. 1–4. Milan, 1955–59.
In Russian translation:
Odinochestvo. Moscow, 1912.
Pepel. Moscow, 1915.
Toskuiushchie dushi. Moscow, 1918.
Sardinskie rasskazy. Petrograd, 1919.
[Novelly]. In Ital’ianskie novelly, 1860–1914. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960. [Introductory article by B. G. Reizov.]
Svirel’ v lesu: Rasskazy. Moscow, 1967. [Article by I. Volodina.]

REFERENCE

Storia della letteratura italiana, vol. 8. Milan, 1968.
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It is known that Grazia Deledda, in her early career, explicitly stated her intent to defend Sardinia, traditionally depicted as a violent land inhabited by bandits.
com)-- The village of Galtelli, Sardinia, is launching an international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtelli.
Literature Name Year Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof 1909 Grazia Deledda 1926 Sigrid Undset 1928 Pearl Buck 1938 Gabriela Mistral 1945 Nelly Sachs 1966 Nadine Gordimer 1991 Toni Morrison 1993 Wislawa Szymborska 1996 Elfriede Jelinek 2004 Dorris Lessing 2007 Herta Muller 2009 Alice Munro 2013 Science Name Year Sub-field Marie Sklodowska Curie-- 1903 Physics Marie Sklodowska Curie-- 1911 Chemistry Irene Joliot-Curie 1935 Chemistry Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori 1947 Physiology or Medicine Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963 Physics Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin 1964 Chemistry Rosalyn Sussman Yalow 1977 Physiology or Medicine Barbara McClintock 1983 Physiology or Medicine Rita Levi-Montalcini 1986 Physiology or Medicine Gertrude B.
Briziarelli S (1995) Woman as outlaw: Grazia Deledda and the politics of gender.
In Germany, she came to be interpreted as a traditional, provincial author, offering a healthy resistance to the cosmopolitan, urban and decadent modern literature or in Spain, taking into account Selma Lagerlof's texts chosen for translations while putting the provincialism of the Swedish writer in a larger context by comparing her with two other women writers who used provincial settings in their novels, and who both were inspired by Selma Lagerlof: Concha Espina and Grazia Deledda.
Enel reaffirmed its commitment to coal-fired power generation in Q113, announcing that it plans to procure coal from North America and Colombia - in the former, a shale-gas boom has increased the availability of coal - and with improvements to its Grazia Deledda Sulcis power plant on the island of Sardinia; here, Enel has signed a contract with ABB for an automation and supply control system.
Al contempo la scrittrice padovana, con le sue raccolte di racconti (La fortuna, 1913; Codino, 1918; La signorina Anna, 1932), viene collocata sull'autonoma linea di sviluppo e ricerca artistica rappresentata da grandi scrittrici a lei piu o meno contemporanee, le quali solo apparentemente sembrano indugiare su forme antiquate rispetto alla sperimentalita del "canone maschile," ma che in realta esplorano consapevolmente altri modi di scrittura, altri percorsi indirizzati verso il riconoscimento di una propria personale tradizione, un proprio autonomo linguaggio, come fecero Grazia Deledda, Matilde Serao, Ada Negri, Carola Prosperi, Maria Messina.
Grazia Deledda won for literature in 1926 and Rita Levi-Montalcini for medicine in 1986.
Sibilla desperta como escritora justamente quando os movimentos de emancipacao da mulher comecam a ganhar forca no pais (8) e se distingue por nao ser apenas mais uma autora, uma artista como Matilde Serao, Grazia Deledda, Vittoria Aganoor, mas tambem uma "reivindicadora da paridade feminina, uma rebelde".
Modernity" serves Heyer-Caput's goals better, for it allows her "to underline that Grazia Deledda, not unlike Svevo or Pirandello and beyond the reductive 'isms' of Italian canonized cultural history, is an integral part of the critical debate on the cultural crisis of modernity" (8).
At last a biography of Grazia Deledda written in English
Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Ernest Hemingway, Grazia Deledda, Rabindranath Tagore, and Nelson Mandela.