Goliarda Sapienza

Goliarda Sapienza


Born
in Catania, Italy
May 10, 1924

Died
August 30, 1996

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Lasciò la carriera di attrice per dedicarsi alla scrittura. Il suo primo romanzo fu Lettera aperta (1967), che raccontava l'infanzia catanese, seguito da Il filo di mezzogiorno (1969) resoconto della terapia psicanalitica con il medico messinese Ignazio Majore.

Nel 1980 finì tuttavia in carcere, per un furto di oggetti in casa di amiche. Sempre in carcere, ma anche successivamente, continuò l'opera di scrittrice pubblicando però molto poco, fatta eccezione per alcune sue opere come L'università di Rebibbia e Le certezze del dubbio, pubblicato grazie all'incontro con il conterraneo poeta ed editore Beppe Costa, che si batté a lungo per lei: tentò senza successo di farle assegnare il vitalizio della Legge Bacchelli, né riuscì a ottenere la ris
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L'università di Rebibbia

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Io, Jean Gabin

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Appuntamento a Positano

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Il filo di mezzogiorno

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Lettera aperta

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Le certezze del dubbio

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Elogio del bar

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“That's how the past came back... not with the same characters, like in novels, but with new ones that trigger the memory of fears that haven't been expunged. And that was very dangerous. I mustn't try to forget the past, as I had thought[...]; instead I should remember it all, so I could keep it under control and use it to strengthen myself against the new experiences that surely lay in wait.”
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“A centuries-old message from my depths, it warned me to guard against myself, and go running in the sun.”
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“That word 'love,' had an inevitability as certain and unalterable as birth and death, and you had to accept it, aware of not knowing why, when or how it came to be, or toward which bleak shores or green fields it might lead you.”
Goliarda Sapienza, The Art Of Joy