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The art of joy

Author: Goliarda Sapienza
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First American EditionView all editions and formats
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Traces the events of the twentieth century through the experiences of Sicilian-born Modesta, who defies the conventions of her fascist, patriarchal society to rise from poverty and marry an aristocrat without compromising her deeply held values.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Goliarda Sapienza
ISBN: 9780374106140 0374106142
OCLC Number: 829239495
Notes: "Originally published in Italian in 1998 as L'arte della gioia."
Description: xii, 684 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Arte della gioia.
Responsibility: Goliarda Sapienza ; Translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel ; With a foreword by Angelo Pellegrino.

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Traces the events of the twentieth century through the experiences of Sicilian-born Modesta, who defies the conventions of her fascist, patriarchal society to rise from poverty and marry an aristocrat without compromising her deeply held values.

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