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The author of the book: Goliarda Sapienza
Edition: Picador
Date of issue: July 1st 2014
ISBN: 1250050243
ISBN 13: 9781250050243
Language: English
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THE TUMULTUOUS TWENTIETH CENTURY, TOLD THROUGH THE LIFE OF A SINGLE EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN

Rejected by a series of publishers, abandoned in a chest for twenty years, Goliarda Sapienza's masterpiece, The Art of Joy, survived a turbulent path to publication. It wasn't until 2005, when it was released in France, that this novel received the recognition it deserves. At last, Sapienza's remarkable book is available in English.

The Art of Joy centers on Modesta, a Sicilian woman born in 1900 whose strength and character are an affront to conventional morality. Impoverished as a child, Modesta believes she is destined for a better life. She is able, through grace and intelligence, to secure marriage to an aristocrat without compromising her own deeply felt values, and revels in upsetting the rules of her fascist, patriarchal society. This is the history of the twentieth century seen through the perspective of one extraordinary woman.


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Ebook The Art of Joy read Online! Lasciò la carriera di attrice per dedicarsi alla scrittura. Il suo primo romanzo fu Lettera aperta (1967), che raccontava l'infanzia catanese, seguito da Il filo di mezzogiorno (1969) resoconto della terapia psicanalitica con il medico messinese Ignazio Majore.

Nel 1980 finì tuttavia in carcere, per un furto di oggetti in casa di amiche. Sempre in carcere, ma anche successivamente, continuò l'opera di scrittrice pubblicando però molto poco, fatta eccezione per alcune sue opere come L'università di Rebibbia e Le certezze del dubbio, pubblicato grazie all'incontro con il conterraneo poeta ed editore Beppe Costa, che si batté a lungo per lei: tentò senza successo di farle assegnare il vitalizio della Legge Bacchelli, né riuscì a ottenere la ristampa delle sue opere. Sapienza riuscì comunque a pubblicare, con la sua casa editrice Pellicanolibri, Le certezze del dubbio, 1987, e fu premiata successivamente in occasione del Premio Casalotti 1994.

Il suo romanzo L'arte della gioia rimase a lungo inedito. Rifiutato dalle più importanti case editrici italiane, fu più tardi pubblicato postumo da Stampa Alternativa, dapprima in un'edizione non integrale (1998) e poi integralmente (2003). Ripubblicato da Einaudi nel 2008, ebbe successo di critica e di pubblico. Einaudi sta ora pubblicando anche l'opera inedita dell'autrice. Sono già usciti postumi il romanzo Io, Jean Gabin (2010) e una selezione di pensieri tratti dai diari della scrittrice, raccolti nel volume Il vizio di parlare a me stessa (2011).


Goliarda Sapienza was born in Catania, Italy. Her mother was Maria Guidice, a prominent socialist, her father Peppino Sapienza, a socialist lawyer. As a child, Goliarda Sapienza reenacted films she had seen in cinema. In 1941 she and her mother went to Rome, where she studied theatre. She worked as an actor in both films and plays, but from 1958 she focused on writing.

Her novel "L’arte della gioia" (The Art of Joy) was rejected by publishers, and was first published by her husband Angelo Pellegrino after her death. Other posthumously published works include “Destino coatto" (2002), and “Io, Jean Gabin” (2009). She left an extensive body of writing that has not yet been published.



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