In Italy, as in most Western cultures, the 1960s was a dynamic and turbulent decade of social change. Dacia Maraini, in this short story collection, explores the vexing, tragic, and often humorous experiences of women living in modern urban Italy. With a style as lean as Samuel Beckett's, and a love of the absurd that rivals Eugene Ionesco, Maraini's stories are both poignant and wickedly funny. The writer's ironic lens zooms in to examining sexual relations, working conditions, women's issues, and family dynamics, ...

My Husband 2004, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON

ISBN-13: 9780889204324

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