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Maraini, Dacia

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The silent duchess by Dacia Maraini( Book )

179 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handicapped woman makes something of herself in 18th century Sicily. Deaf and dumb Marianna Ucria is married to an aging uncle at thirteen. When he dies she takes over management of their estate, is successful and finds true love. The novel has been translated into fourteen languages
Searching for Emma : Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Dacia Maraini( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 779 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 )

82 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 696 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 )

60 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 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 )

58 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Train to Budapest by Dacia Maraini( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 412 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?
Dolce per sé by Dacia Maraini( Book )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 406 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
My husband by Dacia Maraini( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'età del malessere by Dacia Maraini( Book )

76 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a female thief by Dacia Maraini( Book )

81 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolina by Dacia Maraini( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vacanza by Dacia Maraini( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colomba : [romanzo] by Dacia Maraini( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die beeindruckende Kulisse der italienischen Abruzzen, die Gespenster vergangener Zeiten und die Auf klärung eines mysteriösen Ereignisses: Colomba Mitta verschwand am Morgen des zweiten Juni. Ihr Zimmer war aufgeräumt, das Bett gemacht, die feuchten Handtücher hingen an der Fensterbank. Der Kaffee in der Tasse auf dem Tisch war noch warm, als ihre Großmutter in die Küche kam. Ein Jahr ist seitdem vergangen, und jede Suche nach der jungen Frau war vergebens. Nur ihre Großmutter Zaira ist sicher, daß sie noch lebt
Un clandestino a bordo by Dacia Maraini( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 236 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 )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 216 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 )

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

Bagheria by Dacia Maraini( Book )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 189 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
L'amore rubato by Dacia Maraini( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ragazza di via Maqueda by Dacia Maraini( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.06 for The novel ... to 0.82 for Colomba : ...)

Searching for Emma : Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary
Searching for Emma : Gustave Flaubert and Madame BovaryVoicesDarkness : fictionWoman at warTrain to BudapestDolce per séMy husbandLetters to Marina : a novelIl treno per Helsinki
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