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Riassunto: An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs—both rural and urban—from the perspectives of both a “foreigner” and a resident.
Review: Mary Taylor Simeti arrived in Sicily in 1962 to do volunteer work. Freshly graduated from Radcliffe College after growing up in a distinguished and privileged New York City family, the last thing she expected was to fall in love and marry a Sicilian. On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal is the ambivalent love story of an intelligent, complex, and self-reflective woman. The book recounts the events of 1983, the year Simeti turned 42. Her narrative alternates between Palermo, where her children attend school and her husband Toninno is a professor of agricultural economy, and Bosco, in eastern Sicily, where she shoulders demanding responsibilities on the working farm that has belonged to her husband's family for three generations.
Simeti feels the isolation of being an expatriate and outsider, although she claims to welcome this perspective when faced with frustration and disgust at the pervading political corruption and corrosive effects of the Mafia on everyday life. Despite her natural diffidence, she shares personal insights that makeOn Persephone's Island as compelling as her prose. Simeti intersperses rich helpings of Sicilian history and culture with mundane events and insight into what motivates the peasants essential to the survival of the family farm. And she makes pessimistic observations about the complexity of changing times in a society where the persistent reliance on feudal relationships and agriculture is finally crumbling.
An academic manqué, Simeti researches and ruminates on the mythological underpinnings of the many holidays and festivals that punctuate the rhythm of Sicilian life. She focuses particularly on the Greek goddesses Persephone and Demeter, who held Sicily under their protection. She eventually discovers a correlation between her own situation and the story of Persephone, who alternately inhabited the worlds of light and darkness.
Titolo: On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal
Casa editrice: Alfred A. Knopf
Data di pubblicazione: 1986
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0394549880I5N00
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9502856
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0394549880 Used; Book in good condition. May have markings, inscription and signs of wear. Ships fast with tracking!. Codice libro della libreria 0394549880
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0394549880 Good Condition. Has a tear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria Z0394549880Z3
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. Ex-library hardcover with dust jacket, sticker on spine and back cover, stamp inside, etc. Good condition. - Disclaimer: May have a different cover image than stock photos shows, as well as being a different edition/printing, unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you're looking for one of these specifically. Your order will ship with FREE Delivery Confirmation (Tracking). We are a family business, and your satisfaction is our goal!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000097353
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0394549880
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803945498804.0
Descrizione libro Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Pink boards with grey cloth backstrip with gilt title. 330pp with a map. A few marks to dustwrapper. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 124816
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780394549880-3
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020394549880