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Deledda Grazia

Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature-1926

Nobel Committee in its citation stated that the prize was given  "for her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general "

Born: 27/09/1871 in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy

Died: 15/08/1936  in Rome, Italy

Citizen: Italy

Language: Italian

Deledda Grazia was born in a middle class Italian family and was largely self-educated. She had developed interest in writing and became a writer by choice. She wrote her first stories at the age of 17 and the stories were based on various folklores.

 She sought into fame with her novel, Elias Portolu and wrote several novels, short stories thereafter. Her themes hovered around love, pain and death and were set against rough conditions of Sardinia where she grew up. Canne al Vento published in 1913 was one of her best works.  Cosima, an autobiographical novel, was published posthumously in 1937.

Notable Works: Fior di Sardenga--Flower of Sardinia(1892),  Anime Oneste, romanzo famigliare - Honest Souls  (1895), La Via del male  - The Evil Way  (1896), Il vecchio della montagna - The Old Man of the Mountain(1900), Elias Portolu - The Story of a Convict in Love with his Own Brother's Bride(1903), Cenere-- Ashes (1900) L'edera-- The Ivy (1908), Nel deserto -- In the Desert (1911), Segreto dell' uomo solitario -- The Secret of the Solitary Man (1921), Il paese del vento -- Land of the Wind(1931)

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