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Author Deledda, Grazia, 1871-1936

Title The church of solitude / Grazia Deledda ; translated by E. Ann Matter
Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2002
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Series SUNY series, women writers in translation
SUNY series, women writers in translation
Contents The Church of Solitude -- Translator's Afterword -- Notes
Summary "The Church of Solitude tells the story of Maria Concezione, a young Sardinian seamstress living with breast cancer at the cusp of the twentieth century. Overwhelmed by the shame of her diagnosis, she decides that no one can know what has happened to her, but the heavy burden of this secrecy changes her life in dramatic ways and almost causes the destruction of several people in her life. This surprising novel paints the portrait of a woman facing the unknown with courage, faith, and self-reliance, and is the last and most autobiographical work of Grazia Deledda, who died of breast cancer in 1936, shortly after its publication. An afterword by the translator offers additional information on the author and examines the social and historical environment of that time."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-176)
Notes Print version record
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Italy -- Sardinia -- Fiction
Women dressmakers -- Italy -- Sardinia -- Fiction
FICTION -- General.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients.
Women dressmakers.
Italy -- Sardinia.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Matter, E. Ann
ISBN 0585479801 (electronic bk.)
9780585479804 (electronic bk.)
(pb ; acid free)
(pb ; acid free)
(hc ; acid free)
Other Titles Chiesa della solitudine. English