Dacia Maraini





Dacia Maraini


Born
in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy
November 13, 1936

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Dacia Maraini is an Italian writer. 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. Maraini's work focuses on women’s issues, and she has written numerous plays and novels.

Alberto Moravia was her partner from 1962 until 1983.

Average rating: 3.58 · 2,333 ratings · 253 reviews · 109 distinct works · Similar authors
The Silent Duchess

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3.73 avg rating — 865 ratings — published 1990 — 45 editions
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Il treno dell'ultima notte

3.78 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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Voci

3.43 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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Bagheria

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Buio

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Woman at War

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Chiara di Assisi: Elogio de...

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Memorie di una ladra

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L'amore rubato

3.59 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Colomba

3.20 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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“Cosa farei senza libri? Ne ho la casa piena, eppure non mi bastano mai. Vorrei avere una giornata di trentasei ore per poter leggere a mio piacere. Tengo libri di tutte le dimensioni: da tasca, da borsa, da valigia, da taschino, da scaffale, da tavolo. E ne porto sempre uno con me. Non si sa mai: se trovo un momento di tempo, se mi fanno aspettare in un ufficio, che sia alla posta o dal medico, tiro fuori il mio libro e leggo. Quando ho il naso su una pagina non sento la fatica dell'attesa. E, come dice Ortega y Gasset, in un libro mi "impaeso", a tal punto che mi è difficile spaesarmi. Esco dai libri con le pupille dilatate. Lo considero il piacere più grande, più sicuro, più profondo della mia vita.”
Dacia Maraini, Chiara di Assisi: Elogio della disobbedienza

“Caro bambino, mi viene da scrivere. Ma forse no, caro giovanotto. Sei morto così giovane. [...] Sinceramente preferisco pensarti bambino, prima del tradimento, dell'odio e dell'assassinio. Preferisco pensarti taciturno e gentile, in quella capanna riscaldata dal fiato della mucca e dell'asino, per niente disturbato dalla povertà del tuo giaciglio di paglia, fra ranocchini che saltano, il rumore della pioggia sul tetto abbozzato alla meglio da tuo padre e le gonne sudice di tua madre.”
Dacia Maraini

“Her gaze dims as her nostalgia for Palermo overcomes her. Those smells of seaweed dried by the sun, of capers, of ripe figs, she will never find them anywhere else; those burnt and scented shores, those waves slowly breaking, jasmine petals flaking in the sun.”
Dacia Maraini, The Silent Duchess

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