Deledda, Grazia


Deledda, Grazia
(1871–1937)
   The only Italian woman writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (and one of the limited group of women ever to win the world’s most prestigious literary award), Grazia Deledda was born in Nuoro (Sardinia) in 1871, though from 1898 onward she lived in Rome. A self-taught writer, Deledda’s many novels depict Sardinian characters in psychological and moral dramas of great intensity. During her lifetime, she was widely compared to Feodor Dostoyevsky, and although this comparison now seems overblown, there is no doubt that her best works—Elias Portolu (1903), Cenere (Ashes, 1904), and Canne al vento (Reeds in the Wind, 1913)—are powerful works of art that deserve renewed critical attention. Deledda’s last work was an autobiography, Cosima, which was published after her death in 1937.

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  • Deledda, Grazia — born Sept. 27, 1871, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy died Aug. 15, 1936, Rome Italian novelist. She wrote her first stories, influenced by the verismo ( realism ) school, at age 17. In her approximately 40 novels, including After the Divorce (1902), Elias …   Universalium

  • Deledda,Grazia — De·led·da (dĕ lĕdʹdä), Grazia. 1875 1936. Italian writer, many of whose novels and short stories reflect her Sardinian background. She won the 1926 Nobel Prize for literature. * * * …   Universalium

  • Deledda, Grazia — ► (1871 1936) Novelista italiana. Fue premio Nobel de Literatura en 1926. Obras: Estrella de oriente, Justicia y Los juegos de la vida, entre otras. * * * (27 sep. 1871, Nuoro, Cerdeña–15 ago. 1936, Roma, Italia). Novelista italiana. Sus primeros …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Deledda, Grazia —  (1871–1936) Italian novelist, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926 …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Deledda, Grazia — (Nuoro 1871 Roma 1936) scrittrice premio Nobel 1926. collab./opere: “La Nuova Antologia” …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

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  • Deledda — Grazia Deledda Grazia Deledda, (* 27. September 1871 in Nuoro, Sardinien; † 15. August 1936 in Rom) war eine italienische Schriftstellerin und Nobelpreisträgerin der Literatur. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grazia Deledda — Grazia Deledda, (* 27. September 1871 in Nuoro, Sardinien; † 15. August 1936 in Rom) war eine italienische Schriftstellerin und Nobelpreisträgerin der Literatur des Jahres 1926. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grazia Deledda — Born 27 September 1871(1871 09 27) Nuoro, Italy Died 15 August 1936(1936 08 15) (aged 64) Rome, Italy …   Wikipedia


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