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Grazia Deledda in esalettura - a reading of Grazia Deledda



Grazia Deledda in esalettura - a reading of Grazia Deledda

"Grazia Deledda in esalettura" is a project created in 2016 on the occasion of the celebrations for the 90th anniversary from the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Grazia Deledda and the 80th anniversary of her dead. The aim of the project is to make the works of the Italian writer available in a "esalettura" or "exalecture" system.

Two short novels will be read by "normal people", first by a seeing person from a book written with the regular printed letters, and then by a sightless reader from a text written in braille. This dual reading will prove that there is no difference between a seeing reader and a blind one, since both of them control the tools that allow to access the culture. Beside them a LIS (Italian Language of Signs) interpreter will translate the event for the deaf public. The project "Grazia Deledda in esalettura" wants to be a vehicle for the cultural spread, available for everyone as well.

After the reading, all the material will be uploaded on the Esalettura website together with the material of the previous events, including witnesses from the participants and the public.


Grazia Deledda was born in the village of Nuoro on the island of Sardinia, Italy. She had six siblings and her father worked the family's land. Friends used to gather in the family's kitchen and share their stories, which shy little Grazia absorbed. She attended school for just four years, which was considered sufficient for a girl, but also received private lessons in Italian. Her teacher encouraged her to submit her writing to a newspaper and, at age 13, her first story was published. Grazia Deledda married in 1900, moved to Rome, and had two sons.

Grazia Deledda wrote a large collection of novels, short stories, articles, stage plays, and poems. Her first novel, Fior de Sardegna (The Flower of Sardinia), was published in 1892, and when Elias Portolu followed in 1903, it won her international acclaim and gave her a broad following. Grazia Deledda's childhood was shaped by old traditions with deep historical roots and the unhappy fates of her family members imbued her with a strong belief in destiny. Themes like uncontrollable forces, moral dilemmas, passion, and human weakness recur in her stories.


Data: on 16 okt 2019

Tid: Från 18:00 till 20:00

Arrangeras av : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

I samarbete med : Unione Italiana Ciechi di Nuoro

Inträde : gratis


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