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Cosima (1937) [Novel]
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Cosima is the story of an aspiring young writer growing up in Nuoro, Sardinia, during the last decades of the nineteenth century when education for women was rare and literary careers unheard of. Based on Grazia Deledda's own life, the work describes the writer's struggle against the dismay and disapproval of her family and friends at the creative ambitions of a young girl. Yet it also reads like a charming fable with details of family life, rural traditions and wild bandits, and is full of tender memories.

Deledda's characters are poor country folk driven by some predetermined force. Their loves are tragic; their lives are hard and as rigidly controlled as nature itself in the hills of Sardinia. The simple Sardinian characters play out their lives against a backdrop of mountains and bare plains, sheepfolds and vineyards. Shimmering in the distance is sea and escape, for a few, to the Continent or America.

Original title: Cosima
Original languages: Italian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Cosima

Cosima (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Martha King
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Cosima (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Italica Press
ISBN: 0934977062
Pages: 140

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