Search Results: "Dacia Maraini"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SILENT DUCHESS by Dacia Maraini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

The Silent Dutchess ($19.95; Nov. 21; 264 pp.; 1-55861-194-0): This prizewinning 1990 novel by one of Italy's foremost writers (Voices, 1997, etc.) deftly juggles a strong feminist statement with a beautifully specific re-creation of 18th-century Sicily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES by Dacia Maraini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Maraini shines in showing how Michela, in trying to capture a sense of her mysterious dead neighbor, is struggling to define herself as well."
Quite a jolt for Roman radio journalist Michela Canova's new series on unsolved crimes against women—her reclusive neighbor, Angela Bari, has just been stabbed to death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARKNESS by Dacia Maraini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Simple, sobering riffs of whodunit stuff, with cumulative accents on the downbeat."
A dozen grim vignettes show the brutish side of Italian life, culled from newspaper crime reports and turned into the caseload of sharp-witted but gentle police commissioner Adele Sofia by award-winning feminist writer Maraini. Read full book review >