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
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.
an autobiographical novel, was published posthumously in 1937.
Fior di Sardenga--Flower of Sardinia(1892),
Oneste, romanzo famigliare -
La Via del male
The Evil Way
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),
Nel deserto --
In the Desert
Segreto dell' uomo solitario --
Secret of the Solitary Man
Il paese del vento --
Land of the Wind(1931)
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