Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1926 was awarded to Grazia Deledda "for her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general".

One of the more obscure laureates. What I know about Grazia Deledda was that she was born in Sardinia, Italy, that, of course, her path as an authoress was a troubled one because nothing other than being a housewife was easy for women in those days, that the Nobel prize was awarded to her in 1927 but in the name of the year of 1926. Goodreads describes her writing as:

"In Deledda's novels there is always a strong connection between places and people, feelings and environment. The environment depicted is that one harsh of native Sardinia, but it is not depicted according to regional veristic schemes neither according to the otherworldly vision by D'Annunzio, but relived through the myth."

I will be reading Deledda's Reeds in the Wind throughout this week (along with The Golden Notebook) and researching more about this mysterious author, so let's call this the "Grazia Deledda Week"? Cool.

Love, hugs, and cupcakes,

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