La mia idea, direi la mia ossessione, era che di questa donna, tanto importante per la cultura letteraria del nostro Paese, bisognasse rappresentare la carne. Come se fosse assolutamente necessario non fermarsi a una rievocazione “semplicemente” letteraria, quanto di una rappresentazione vivente. (Marcello Fois) È proprio l’intreccio tra vita e scr...

In expressing their thoughts on paper, Veronica Gambara, Vittoria Colonna and Grazia Deledda brought the intimacy of their worlds into public view. Two wrote during the Renaissance, one wrote during the early years of Italy as an independent nation. In 1509, Veronica Gambara entered an arranged marriage with her widowed cousin, the Count of Corregg...

If you’re unfamiliar with the tale of Rome’s beginnings, it’s a powerful story with an underlying matriarchal theme. The legend is that Rhea Silva, a Vestal Virgin birthed twin sons named Romulus and Remus, and was soon forced to abandon them due to threats against their lives. Intercepted from the Tiber river by the god Tiberius, the twins were sa...

Nuoro is a town located in Central Sardinia in Italy. Nuoro is a typical Sardinian town, located in the mountains with panoramic views across the region. It wasn’t until 1927 that the population of Nuoro picked up, till then it had barely any population. However, even then it was still an urban town in comparison to the towns and villages situated...

No Italian woman as Grazia Deledda has been able to mix in her writings love, pain, and the sense of universal that intertwines these two feelings apparently very distant. And few writers have been able to link their work to the homeland, as did Grazia Deledda for her Sardinia, making her island into the character and the true meaning of her contro...