The Duchess is an exception, in her physical isolation, books are her communication. The sons are not always pleased with the match made by their parents, but beauty can help the ease a loveless marriage I learned nothing new, nor is there anything particularly exciting about Maraini’s writing style as translated in English. Suo amato rifugio sono i libri. Not quite five star material, but mighty close. Our deaf-mute heroine works as a symbol of women of that time.

Un romanzo degno della propria fama. The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini ,. La Maraini ha un immaginario meraviglioso, e scrive da Dio. And, because she was also deaf, she was treated differently and was often considered simple. She does care for him, but in no way love him. Mosquitos and the disease are ever present.

In addition to being a metaphor for women’s lives rendered silent under the patriarchy, the title of Dacia Maraini’s The Silent Duchess refers to an intelligent deaf-mute woman in 18th century Sicily. Mairanna, naquela altura era assim E le atmosfere siciliane – specialmente quelle campestri – mirabilmente ricostruite, riportano la mente direttamente alle immagini del film di Visconti.

Marianna has to weave her way through life while being looked at as an odd woman, not only because she’s deaf and marianba, but because she loves to read. Feb 21, Neda. The Duchess is an exception, in her physical isolation, books are her communication. OK, so the story is very interesting, especially in the beginning. In seguito la madre della ragazza, Maria, markanna la figlia a sposare l’anziano cugino del marito, Pietro, con il quale nei successivi quattro anni Marianna fa tre figli.

For the remaining or so pages, the misogyny of that society is laid bare. Return to Book Page. Be’, prima di tutto li osserva e cerca di capire come siano arrivati a quel punto. Lei si nutre di libri classici, di filosofia e riversa su foglietti scritti di suo pugno tutto quello che il mondo le presenta, quando la maggior parte delle nobil donne erano semi analfabete, destinate tdama ad eterne gravidanze o ad indossare vesti monacali, “donne dall’intelligenza lasciata a impigrire nei cortili delle delicate teste acconciate con arte parigina”.

It is often shocking in its honest portrayal of the inequalities at the heart of that society. There is a warming, close-knit tendency, as most of the narrative takes place within the family estate, only really ventures off towards the end, when the Duchess travels to mainland Italy. She loves to strive for knowledge, another thing that makes her appear odd to others.


It would seem from the mixed bag of reviews that here is a book you will either love or hate. She is the daughter of Sicilian Princess Topazia Alliata di Salaparuta, an artist and art dealer, and of Fosco Maraini, a Florentine ethnologist and mountaineer of mixed Ticinese, English and Polish background who wrote in particular on Tibet and Japan.

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The sons are not Through the story of a deaf and mute duchess, author Dacia Maraini describes the stultifying culture of Sicily in the early ‘s. The Inquisition, the “Great White Fathers”, the burning of people at the stake – a vast public event with all the royalty and religious big-wigs in their ceremonial clothes, the castrati, the hypocrisy of the dual face of Italy – pleasure seeking and piety. Since the book is well-written and interesting in its way then I suppose it is Italy that I have such a strong dislike for.

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Taking place in 18th century Sicily, it’s the story of a deaf mute woman named Marianna. All’inizio del XVIII secoloin un paese sicilianoil duca Signoretto porta invano la nipote dodicenne Marianna Ucria, che essendo sordomuta comunica tramite una lavagnetta, ad assistere a un’ impiccagionesperando che l’esecuzione possa restituirle la parola. The sons are not always pleased with the match made by their parents, but beauty can help the ease a loveless marriage Hard to tell what I hated; the book or Italy.

With a compassion and an outstanding ability for organisation, and making use of the qualities of others.

The family is all sorts of inb damn you goodreads!!! Maraini paints a vivid and unflinching representation of 18th century Sicilian Italy. Elegantly rebellious, she subverts the ground-plans laid by overbearing patriarchs, and discovers not only the delights of marianba freedom, but, in early middle age, an awakening sexual bliss with a wonderful younger lover, despite the displeasure of some of her children.


The story has a languorous pace and a deceptive depth to it that reminded me somewhat of Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian.

Un romanzo estremamente garbato, che illustra i drammi individuali causati da una politica familiare volta al mantenimento del proprio patrimonio e del proprio prestigio in quanto nobili. Quotes from The Silent Maranna. Both novels were difficult for me to get into, but once I did I was richly rewarded by the experience.

L’istruttore di questi ultimi, Grass, le insegna la lingua dei segnila introduce a un nuovo ideale filosofico, l’ illuminismoma soprattutto le instilla l’ autostima e la voglia di indipendenza dal marito. We have rapes and beatings and financial dependence and some rich people acting like pillocks, but none of this is very original – indeed amrianna are the first things one associates with the oppression of women, so the book reads a bit like a catalog.

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Also there is a little bit of mystery – it seems that Marianna has vague recollections of sounds, and that possibly, something traumatic happened to her in her early childhood, at which point she lost her ability to both hear and speak. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Menu di navigazione Strumenti personali Accesso non effettuato discussioni contributi registrati entra. The story was great although I thought it could have been told within pages instead of Actually, the story is much deeper that that.

Nov 11, Govnyo rated it it was ok Shelves: Da Wikipedia, l’enciclopedia libera. The detailed descriptions of day-to-day life captures the imagination wonderfully, with Marianna’s sense of sight and smell being utilized fully. Paperbackpages. The narrator is a deaf, mute duchess so this is not a book that is particularly rich in a dialogue.

The silent duchess of the title, Marianna, is deaf and mute.