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Maria Zef (European Women Writers Series)

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Maria Zef was considered the farthest limit of verismo in contemporary Italian literature when it was first published in 1936. Like the great films to come after the war, Shoeshine and The Bicycle Thief, Paola Drigo's gritty novel portrays the struggle to come of age or even survive in a harsh environment. But its setting is more rural and its protagonist is a young girl whose voice will now be heard around the world in this English translation by Blossom Steinberg Kirschenbaum.

Born in the medieval town of Castelfranco in the Venéto, Paola Drigo (1879-1938) wrote frankly about the poor and brutal lives of toilers in preindustrial northern Italy. Maria Zef, her masterpiece, focuses on the orphaned Maria, who assumes responsibilities beyond her years in protecting her baby sister and staying alive. Poverty, toil, illness, solitude, and abuse contribute to one of the most horrifying climaxes in modern fiction.

About the Author

Blossom Steinberg Kirschenbaum is a teacher and researcher in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. She has also translated Giuliana Morandinis novel I cristaili di Vienna, issued as Bloodstains in 1987, and stories by Grazia Deledda, Marina Mizzau, and Fernanda Pivano.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803265776
Translator:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom S.
Designed:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom S.
Translator:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom S.
Translator:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom Steinberg
Introduction by:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom Steinberg
Introduction:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom Steinberg
Designed:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom S.
Author:
Drigo, Paola
Author:
Kirschenbaum, Blossom Steinberg
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drigo, Paola
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European Women Writers Series
Series Volume:
8. rµkke, IX
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8.5 x 4.63 in 0.5 lb

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