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Life, Brazen and Garish

A Tale of Three Women

Dacia Maraini

Life, Brazen and Garish
Life, Brazen and Garish

Life, Brazen and Garish

A Tale of Three Women

Dacia Maraini

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This fresh take on the epistolary novel tells the story of a family through the disparate perspectives of a teenage daughter writing in her diary, a mother composing letters, and a grandmother speaking into a recorder. In turns heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny, it is a triumph of voice and style from one of Italy’s most renowned writers.

"This novel by the acclaimed, bestselling author Dacia Maraini weaves together the competing perspectives and distinct voices of a daughter, mother, and grandmother who live together in contemporary Rome. Elvira Di Fabio’s translation captures the rhythm, style, and pace of each woman’s voice beautifully. A fast and entertaining read!"

"Brilliantly translated by Elvira Di Fabio, and eloquently introduced by Sara Teardo, Life, Brazen and Garish: A Tale of Three Women is a riveting medley of epistolary and diaristic women’s voices. Dacia Maraini’s polyphonic narrative mesmerizes and implicates us in its woman-centered family drama. The quotidian explodes—and we run for cover."

"Life, Brazen and Garish will mesmerize and completely absorb the English-speaking reader regardless of their familiarity with Dacia Maraini’s work. Maraini shapes this story of three women connected by intergenerational family ties (nonna, mother, and daughter) by exploring their distinct ways of expressing themselves. Elvira di Fabio’s skillful and insightful translation of Tre donne. Una storia d’amore e disamore is a vibrant example of the power of words to shape identities."

"Elvira Di Fabio’s elegant and accurate translation is an important contribution to the ever-growing corpus of Dacia Maraini’s works in English. Challenging conventional notions of life and love, in Life, Brazen, and Garish, Maraini follows a year in the life of an intergenerational trio of women from the same family through their written and recorded thoughts."

"In Life, Brazen, and Garish, a family composed only of women in Dacia Maraini's best style (as in her 1981 play, Mela) investigates the ever-present possibilities of love and the word, as well as the word of love flowing out of Charles Baudelaire’s verses. Gesuina, Maria, and Lori engage in a generational battle for the attention of a man, François. Reading this story narrated through the women's multiple perspectives with different tools is a wonderful journey into the world of emotions."

DACIA MARAINI is one of Italy’s most pre-eminent and beloved writers. In 1973 she founded the Teatro delle Maddalene, dedicated to works by women; she has written over thirty plays, as well as such novels as Voci (Voices) and the international bestseller La Lunga Vita di Marianna Ucrìa (The Silent Duchess).  
 
ELVIRA G DI FABIO holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where she directed the Italian program and taught literary translation. Among her many published works are translations of Dacia Maraini’s plays “The Gecko” and “Bakunin: The Lion and the Crocodile.”

Specificaties

  • Uitgever
    Rutgers University Press
  • Vertaler
    Elvira G. Di Fabio
  • Verschenen
    apr. 2024
  • Bladzijden
    162
  • Genre
    Moderne & contemporaine literatuur
  • Afmetingen
    203 x 127 x 15 mm
  • Gewicht
    23 gram
  • EAN
    9781978839731
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Taal
    Engels

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