<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16"> <title>Grazia Deledda | Cosima | Fiction: Sardinia | Martha King: translator | Italica Press</title> <X-SAS-WINDOW TOP="96" BOTTOM="600" LEFT="4" RIGHT="789"><X-SAS-REMOTESAVE SERVER="www.italicapress.com" USER="web583" DIR="" FILE=""> <style type="text/css"> body,td,th { font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; } body { background-color: #f0f0f0; } </style> </head> <body background="" text="black"> <div align="center"> <table width="700" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr height="30"> <td colspan="2" valign="TOP" nowrap bgcolor="#ffffff" width="700" height="30"><div align="left"><img src="ItalPressBar.gif" alt="" height="40" width="700" border="0" autolowsrc lowsrc="ItalPressBarls.gif"></div> </td> </tr> <tr height="6"> <td colspan="2" valign="TOP" nowrap bgcolor="#ffffff" width="700" height="6"></td> </tr> <tr height="30"> <td colspan="2" valign="TOP" nowrap bgcolor="#ffffff" width="700" height="30"><div align="left"><a href="index.html"><img src="NavBar.gif" alt="" name="NavBar" height="30" width="700" usemap="#NavBarHomec5504821" border="0" autolowsrc lowsrc="NavBarls.gif"></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr height="20"> <td colspan="2" valign="TOP" nowrap bgcolor="#ffffff" width="700" height="20"></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="180"></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="450"></td> <table width="700" border="0" CELLSPACING="0" cellpadding="5" height="1%"> <tr> <td valign="TOP" bgcolor="#cccccc" width="180" height="400"> <div align="center"> <p><font color="#af0000"><img src="TitleBox.gif" alt="" height="50" width="180" border="0" autolowsrc lowsrc="TitleBoxls.gif"></font></p> <p><font color="black"><img src="CosimaNew.gif" alt="" height="201" width="126" border="1" autolowsrc lowsrc="CosimaNewls.gif"></font></p> <p><a href="index090.html"><font face="Georgia">REVIEWS</font></a></p> <p><a href="index091.html"><font face="Georgia">ABOUT THE AUTHOR</font></a></p> <p><a href="index114.html"><font face="Georgia">ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR</font></a></p> <p><a href="index011.html"><font face="Georgia">RELATED TITLES</font></a></p><table width="154" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <th width="150"><img src="Book2.jpg" alt="BUY PAPERBACK" name="IconBuyBook4" border="0" width="40" height="40"></th> </tr> <tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#ACACAC"> <td height="25" align="CENTER" bgcolor="#ACACAC"><font size="3" face="Georgia"><a>HARDCOVER</a></font></td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ACACAC"> <td height="25" align="CENTER" valign="middle"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cosima-Grazia-Deledda/dp/0934977062"><font size="3" face="Georgia">PAPERBACK</font></a></td> </tr> <tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#ACACAC"> <td height="25" align="CENTER"><font size="3" face="Georgia"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001VNCBOI">KINDLE</a></font></td> </tr> <tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#ACACAC"> <td width="150" height="25" align="CENTER"><a>E-BOOK</a></td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> <td valign="TOP" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="450" height="400"> <div align="center"> <p><font size="+3" color="#003399" face="Georgia">Cosima<br> </font></p> </div> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <div align="center"> <p><font size="+2" color="black" face="Georgia">by Grazia Deledda</font></p> <p><font size="+1" color="black" face="Georgia">First English translation<br> by Martha King<br> <br> </font></p> </div> </blockquote> </blockquote> <div align="left"> <p><font size="3" color="#336699" face="Georgia"><b>Cosima</b></font><font size="3" color="black" face="Georgia"> tells the story of an aspiring writer growing up in Nuoro, Sardinia during the last decades of the nineteenth century when formal education for women was rare and literary careers unheard-of. Based on Deledda s own life, the work describes a young woman s struggle against the dismay and disapproval of her family and friends at her creative ambitions. Yet it also reads like a charming fable with details of family life, rural traditions and wild bandits, and it is as much a novel of memory as of character or action.</font></p> <p><font size="3" color="#336699" face="Georgia"><b>Deledda s characters</b></font><font size="3" color="black" face="Georgia"> are poor country folk driven by some predetermined force. Their loves are tragic, their lives as hard and as rigidly controlled as nature itself in the hills of Sardinia. Deledda creates memorable figures who play out their lives against this backdrop of mountains and bare plains, sheepfolds and vineyards. Shimmering in the distance is the sea and escape  for a few  to the Continent or America.</font></p> <p><font size="3" color="#336699" face="Georgia"><b>In 1926</b></font><font size="3" color="black" face="Georgia"> Grazia Deledda became the second woman and the second Italian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She wrote thirty-three novels, including </font><font size="3"><i><font face="Georgia"><a href="index119.html">Reeds in the Wind,</a> </font></i></font><font size="3" color="black" face="Georgia">and many books of short stories, almost all set on Sardinia. Her work has become well known to English-speaking readers through Martha King s translations for Italica Press.<br> </font></p> </div> </blockquote> <div align="left"> <blockquote> <p><font size="3" color="#000000" face="Georgia">Paperback, 4th printing, 153 pp.<br>ISBN: 978-0-934977-06-7<br> <b>Price: $17.50</b></font></p> <p><font size="3" color="#000000" face="Georgia">Kindle Edition<br> ASIN: B001VNCBOI<br> <strong>Price: $9.99</strong></font></p> </blockquote> <p align="center"><br> <br> <br> <br> <font size="-1" color="#000000" face="Georgia">Copyright &copy; 2016<br> ITALICA PRESS, INC.</font></p></div> <center> </center> <div align="center"></div> </TABLE> <map name="NavBarHomec5504821"><area shape="rect" coords="559,6,651,23" href="index147.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="487,6,541,23" href="index143.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="406,6,470,24" href="http://www.italicapress.com/index295.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="305,6,387,24" href="http://www.italicapress.com/index462.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="226,6,291,23" href="index002.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="166,6,207,23" href="index191.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="86,6,144,23" href="index190.html" alt=""><area shape="rect" coords="28,5,73,22" href="index.html "alt=""></map> </BODY> </HTML>