Traces the events of the twentieth century through the experiences of Sicilian-born Modesta, who defies society's conventions to rise from poverty and marry an aristocrat without... Read more
Traces the events of the twentieth century through the experiences of Sicilian-born Modesta, who defies society's conventions to rise from poverty and marry an aristocrat without compromising her deeply held values.
The Art of Joy Paperback edition by Goliarda Sapienza
Goliarda Sapienza (1924?1996) was born in the Sicilian city of Catania. At sixteen, she moved to Rome to study at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, and during the 1950s and '60s she was an actress in both films and the theater. She wrote several novels, though her most important work, The Art of Joy, remained unpublished until after her death.
Anne Milano Appel, Ph.D., a former library director and language teacher, has been translating professionally for more than fifteen years.
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