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Women of the Shadows : Wives and Mothers of Southern Italy
by Ann Cornelisen and Ann Cornelisen


Overview - With haunting photographsand piercing descriptions, Women of the Shadows depicts the secluded women of southern Italy and their passionate, painful, heartrending existence. Cornelisen, who lived among these women in the mountainous villages of Lucania after World War II, reveals their struggles during a time when most of their men had to leave for factories in the industrial north.  Read more...

 
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Overview
With haunting photographsand piercing descriptions, Women of the Shadows depicts the secluded women of southern Italy and their passionate, painful, heartrending existence. Cornelisen, who lived among these women in the mountainous villages of Lucania after World War II, reveals their struggles during a time when most of their men had to leave for factories in the industrial north. The women remained behind to work the fields. There's Peppina, Ninetta, Teresa, Maria, Pinuccia, and Cettina, all women who "have done things of which they are not proud; they know it in their hearts, as one woman said, that nothing is private, they would also agree with her conclusion: That doesn't mean you get used to it." With an extraordinary understanding of the interior lives of these and other women, Cornelisen brings them out of the shadows to tell their heroic stories in a book which truly merits the label "classic."A new introduction by the author suggests that the more things change, the more, in essence, they remain the same."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781586420161
  • ISBN-10: 158642016X
  • Publisher: Steerforth Press
  • Publish Date: August 2001
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 5.54 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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