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The Resource The madonna of the mountains, Elise Valmorbida

The madonna of the mountains, Elise Valmorbida

Label
The madonna of the mountains
Title
The madonna of the mountains
Statement of responsibility
Elise Valmorbida
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1923: Maria Vittoria is embroidering a sheet for her dowry trunk. Her father has gone to find her a husband. He's taken his mule, a photograph and a pack of food: home-made sopressa sausage, cold polenta, a little flask of wine - no need to take water - the world is full of water. There are no eligible men in this valley or the next one, and her father will not let her marry just anyone, and now, despite Maria's years, she is still healthy. Her betrothed will see all that. He'll be looking for a woman who can do the work. Maria can do the work. Everyone in the contrà says that. And the Lord knows Maria will need to be able to work. Fascism blooms as crops ripen, the state craves babies just as the babies cry for food. Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit
Summary
A woman survives in the hardscrabble Italian countryside, oppressed by both a patriarchal society and by Mussolini’s iron-fist rule, but determined to protect her family throughout the war—by any means possible
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664780
Cataloging source
NHUR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valmorbida, Elise
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motherhood
  • Women
  • Families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Arranged marriage
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The madonna of the mountains, Elise Valmorbida
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062183019
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571336326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)993641555
Label
The madonna of the mountains, Elise Valmorbida
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062183019
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571336326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)993641555

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