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@Download Pdf ß La casa nel vicolo ⚤ Tre racconti pubblicati lo scorso anno in questa collana Casa paterna hanno richiamato su Maria Messina, scrittrice di cui nel giro di un cinquantennio si era del tutto perso il ricordo, l attenzione dei lettori e dei critici Apprezzata da Verga, con cui intrattenne una devota corrispondenza recensita come scolara del Verga da Borgese, la Messina da accostare, piuttosto, al Pirandello dell Esclusa e di tante novelle che oggi si possono approssimativamente definire femministe quelle cio attente, vibranti di commossa partecipazione pur nella registrazione realistica, alla condizione femminile in Sicilia qual era fino agli anni della seconda guerra mondiale La ripubblicazione di questo romanzo edito da Treves nel, dar , crediamo, una piena conferma della qualit della scrittrice e dar misura dell ingiustizia di averla critici e storici della letteratura italiana dimenticata Leonardo Sciascia This is the first English translation of a novel by an Sicilian woman writer from the early part of the twentieth century contrary to the claims of a recently published collection of her short stories She lived in a time when women were treatedor less as chattel, and had very little in the way of rights or privileges As a young woman trapped in a loveless home and never married, Maria Messina observed the simple and impoverished financially and spiritually lives around her This novel This is the first English translation of a novel by an Sicilian woman writer from the early part of the twentieth century contrary to the claims of a recently published collection of her short stories She lived in a time when women were treatedor less as chattel, and had very little in the way of rights or privileges As a young woman trapped in a loveless home and never married, Maria Messina observed the simple and impoverished financially and spiritually lives around her This novel, although certainly not perfect, is a brilliant and very dark window into the lives of one family In Messina s world, women are long suffering and the men are awful She has been called a feminist writer, and she does reveal the stultifying conditions under which women were forced to live, but the women are co conspirators in their oppression they don t even dare to dream of a richer life outside of their fates as dutiful and abused wives, lonely spinsters, forgotten mothersbasically women who exist for littlethan to serve their men and reproduceboys to be coddled and girls to be trained to be obedient and without imagination Scrittrice colpevolmente misconosciuta, la Messina, scoperta grazie a delle amiche lettrici Piccolo libro che racconta di vite minime, storie di donne umiliate e soggiogate alla volont del maschio padrone di casa a cui tutto si deve sacrificare Tutto questo in una assolata Sicilia del primo 900 in cui la claustrale esistenza o sopravvivenza delle due sorelle protagoniste risulta ancora pi triste e angosciante Oltre ad essere scritto benissimo, un importante documento sul ruolo femminil Scrittrice colpevolmente misconosciuta, la Messina, scoperta grazie a delle amiche lettrici Piccolo libro che racconta di vite minime, storie di donne umiliate e soggiogate alla volont del maschio padrone di casa a cui tutto si deve sacrificare Tutto questo in una assolata Sicilia del primo 900 in cui la claustrale esistenza o sopravvivenza delle due sorelle protagoniste risulta ancora pi triste e angosciante Oltre ad essere scritto benissimo, un importante documento sul ruolo femminile in Italia in alcune realt , probabilmente neanche del tutto scomparse Maria Messina is one of my favorite Sicilian writers, and her books are difficult to find in English translation, so I was delighted to find this book for sale, second hand, from the Toronto Public Library On its first page, the words no longer in demand are stamped How sad to see these words stamped on the work of a writer of such literary and historical importance In this novel, which is considered her masterpiece, Messina tells the story of two sisters, Antonietta and Nicolina, from a sm Maria Messina is one of my favorite Sicilian writers, and her books are difficult to find in English translation, so I was delighted to find this book for sale, second hand, from the Toronto Public Library On its first page, the words no longer in demand are stamped How sad to see these words stamped on the work of a writer of such literary and historical importance In this novel, which is considered her masterpiece, Messina tells the story of two sisters, Antonietta and Nicolina, from a small village in Sicily When Antonietta s bankrupt family arranges for her to marry Don Lucio, a relatively well off administrator to a local baron, Antonietta asks that she be allowed to bring her younger sister, Nicolina, along with her to live and keep house for her and her new husband Nicolina eventually becomes Don Lucio s mistress at first against her will Over a course of many years, Don Lucio scares off Nicolina s only suitor, and ensures that Nicolina remain in his house, working as both his housekeeper and his second lover Both sisters are bullied and abused by Don Lucio, and yet they turn against each other and vie for the affections of the man who keeps them living inside a dark and lonely house The novel covers a great deal of time and, ultimately, explores the corruption of this family and recounts the tragedy that is the upshot of this corruption Before reading House in the Shadows, I d already read Messina s short story collection, Behind Closed Doors, and I was quite taken with these wonderfully detailed stories about Sicilian women The stories in Behind Closed Doors are essentially about the women who were left behind to live in isolation and poverty after the mass emigration of Sicilian men from the island in the early 20th century Though I liked the story collection a little bit better than House in the Shadows, I read this novel with great interest and admiration The plot of this novel is very simple, almost like the plot of a tragic opera, but Messina s voice is singular, poetic She returns to the themes of her short fiction, rendering the hidden lives of these two sisters women who rarely leave the inside of a dark house on a narrow side street with flawless details and dialogue Though she writes in the tradition of realistic fiction, Messina writes about such obscure characters, who reside in such a faraway place, that all of her work has a fairy tale quality to it But these are true fairy tales that offer a glimpse into a time and place that few people know about, a side of Sicily that isn t romanticized Ultimately, I cannot read enough of Messina s work I m always left wondering when, and if, I will find another one of her books, and I look forward to the day when somebody translates all of her work and makes itavailable to the American public