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Inhaltsangabe: An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs—both rural and urban—from the perspectives of both a “foreigner” and a resident.
Review: Mary Taylor Simeti arrived in Sicily in 1962 to do volunteer work. Freshly graduated from Radcliffe College after growing up in a distinguished and privileged New York City family, the last thing she expected was to fall in love and marry a Sicilian. On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal is the ambivalent love story of an intelligent, complex, and self-reflective woman. The book recounts the events of 1983, the year Simeti turned 42. Her narrative alternates between Palermo, where her children attend school and her husband Toninno is a professor of agricultural economy, and Bosco, in eastern Sicily, where she shoulders demanding responsibilities on the working farm that has belonged to her husband's family for three generations.
Simeti feels the isolation of being an expatriate and outsider, although she claims to welcome this perspective when faced with frustration and disgust at the pervading political corruption and corrosive effects of the Mafia on everyday life. Despite her natural diffidence, she shares personal insights that makeOn Persephone's Island as compelling as her prose. Simeti intersperses rich helpings of Sicilian history and culture with mundane events and insight into what motivates the peasants essential to the survival of the family farm. And she makes pessimistic observations about the complexity of changing times in a society where the persistent reliance on feudal relationships and agriculture is finally crumbling.
An academic manqué, Simeti researches and ruminates on the mythological underpinnings of the many holidays and festivals that punctuate the rhythm of Sicilian life. She focuses particularly on the Greek goddesses Persephone and Demeter, who held Sicily under their protection. She eventually discovers a correlation between her own situation and the story of Persephone, who alternately inhabited the worlds of light and darkness.
Titel: On Persephone's Island A Sicilian Journal
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Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PL01629015B
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Sound copy that may show minimal signs of wear or previous ownership. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3IIEN5001ZQK
Buchbeschreibung Viking. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0670809209 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Appears unread. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Light fading on dust jacket. Sun fading. Good reading copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HT2-PXNM-2283
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002655239
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001665958
Buchbeschreibung Viking 25/09/1986, 1986. Buchzustand: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6545-9780670809202
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020670809209
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 1986. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0670809209-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Viking. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0670809209 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.1179885
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010670809209